Le Germain Paradisio
Paris
2010

graphic identity : M/M Paris
Client : Costes Family & MK2 broadsting group
Private cinema of 30 seats

The radical lines are assuaged by the soft furniture and the rich materials. India Mahdavi’s committed architectural stance, inspired by a contemporary jungle setting, planted a nocturnal Eden in a studded ‘peacock blue’ leather and primary colour baizes. A lion, a bird on a branch, a flower: the naturalist repertoire gestates around pop and abstract patterns, inspired by the Douanier Rousseau. This space is fully curved and rounded for a cinema conceived as an ‘imaginary world, where you can choose a film and have dinner, sheltered from the light and the noise of the city whose heart throbs immediately above.’

photos © Derek Hudson