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Mama Shelter, Paris

  • Destinations
By Pragnya Rao
4 min read
Nov 30, 2016

A peek into the boho-chic hotel in Paris where grunge meets glamour

Designed by the legendary Philippe Starck, known for his tongue-in-cheek designs, Mama Shelter located in Eastern Paris is quite un-hotel-like or anything Starck. But that is until you step in. The interiors are a maze of colours, prints, shiny acrylic and quirky accessories giving enough proof why this place is such a hit.

There’s a sensory overload but there’s also this feeling of wonderment it’s a treasure trove of inspiration for the home. A chalkboard painted ceiling with graphic illustrations, a row of backlit acrylic storage system that holds everything one may need and looks stylish too, and a combination of seating, plush sofas paired with community tables. 

 

The rooms are finished with exposed cement walls and come equipped with a tiny kitchenette. The illustrations are carried well into the rooms, either in the form of rugs on the floor or wall art. 

 

Much like our homes, Mama Shelter is more than just a place to eat and sleep. It is an experience that is cemented by new encounters and the spirit of sharing.

A graphic theme dominates the interiors of the rooms, with some opening out to small terraces that offer a view of the city.

Halloween masks have been used as lampshades by the bed while a Kartell lamp and chair can be seen by the study.

A combination of chalkboard illustrations, velvet curtains, a Dear Ingo chandelier by Ron Gilad for Moooi give it an eclectic feel.

The restaurant and waiting area sees a combination of sofas and chairs, adding to its informal vibe.

The informal restaurant section at Mama Shelter.

The entrance lobby of the hotel.

The entrance lobby is dominated by acrylic shelves that are used to hold necessities that one may have forgotten to carry, and needs to buy while on holiday along with in-house products.

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