David Lynch Designs a Fancy French Suite in the Hôtel Lutetia
When you think of David Lynch, a host of things can come to mind, but interior design probably wouldn't be one of them (unless you're thinking about Club Silencio, the nightclub he created in the image of Mulholland Drive in Paris this past fall).
Now you can add it to the list, which might include dark, strange and complex films (Blue Velvet, Eraserhead and his most recent mindfuck, Inland Empire, to name a few), television (Twin Peaks) and paintings -- and of course, coffee (he has his own kind, if you recall, which he advertised with this offbeat video of him talking as a Barbie doll, and he is also, as he described in The Huffington Post, "Obsessed").
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The surrealist filmmaker (whose name spawned an adjective of its own) has designed a suite in the Parisian Hôtel Lutetia, which has hosted such famous artistic guests as Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Josephne Baker -- and David Lynch.
Suite 111, or the "David Lynch Suite," is shockingly normal for a creation from the filmmaker. The bed, couch and chairs all evoke a fresh and modern aesthetic (there is even a garden view and flowers to further illustrate the point, and reverse Lynch's traditional themes of decay and death).
There are, however, some signature Lynchian touches. He has created numerous lithographs, drawings, and watercolors that decorate the suite's walls, most of which were created in a workshop in Paris' Montparnasse using presses used by Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Miro and Chagall. ArtInfo says, "Lynch's abstract imagery distorts the suite's elegant, Art Deco interior."
Overall though, there's nothing to stop a fan from enjoying a restful stay in the suite, barring the $1,255 a night price tag.
"Paris is just the most incredible place of mood and dreams," Lynch says in a video interview with the hotel. "Every single thing the French do, I say, is an art form."