Catellani & Smith enlightens the hotel L’Europe in Colmar

March 30, 2022

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Catellani & Smith enlightens the hotel L’Europe in Colmar


In Colmar, the French town also known as “la Petite Venise”, L’Europe is the exclusive hotel including 120 rooms and suites, a restaurant and a large function room for events, characterised by the timber-framed architectural style, typical of Alsace.

The hotel entrusted the lighting project for some of the areas to Decolighting, which chose a number of creations designed by Catellani & Smith and installed by Michelsonne.

In the spacious restaurant, Viennese cane chairs alternate with bench seating, both in neutral shades such as taupe, beige and a range of light greys. This neutral colour scheme is broken up by the vivid green of the walls, highlighted by the rhythmical sequence of the Stchu-Moon wall lights, with their uneven, golden surface. The restaurant also features a number of niches that host the golden Stchu-Moon 05 model, with its distinctive spoon shape, which contains the LED board.

In keeping with the style chosen for the lighting of the walls, the choice fell to the Stchu-Moon 02 suspension lamp to light up the restaurant tables, coordinated with the gold colour of the wall lights. This gold-coloured leaf thus forms the fil rouge that runs through the various areas, making a strikingly expressive return in the cocktail bar, where individual Gold Moon pendants embellish and illuminate the bar counter.

This golden theme continues in the hall with Lederam W and a large, custom Macchina della Luce installed in the centre of the glass dome that allows natural light to flood through the whole setting; thanks to a succession of six discs in gold-coloured leaf in descending diameter size.

Lastly, the function room is enhanced with delightfully decorative Fil de Fer Nuvola ceiling lamps, created with a light, airy aluminium wire structure hosting numerous tiny lighting elements.