The Peninsula Paris
In a city saturated with artistic inspiration and history, The Peninsula Paris stands out with unique East-meets-West flair. Welcoming guests to the imposing Haussmanian building is a whimsical installation by Lasvit, mimicking the passing breeze in ‘Dancing Leaves’, designed by Luděk Hroch; the invisible gust of wind spirals upwards through 800 handblown glass sycamore leaves. The entrance to the Chinese restaurant, LiLi, is marked by the drama of Ran Hwang’s crystal and Plexiglass Chinese operatic headpiece, dripping dazzling strands, while Austrian Otto Zitko contributes an abstract painting in red and white that echoes the marbled patterns of the columns that surround it. In contrast, ‘Moon River’ by Spanish sculptor Xavier Corberó is a reflective piece placed at the end of a corridor, a thin circle of translucent marble atop a tower of precarious stones. Art consultancy firm Sabrina Fung Fine Arts is responsible for the natural selection throughout the hotel, with more than 80 works illuminating the modernity of this historic hotel.