Chief Lighting Designer, Jo Plismy of Gong, is passionate about her designs and was delighted to work with Interior Designer, Aurelié
Lambert on the refurbishment of the charming and eclectic Ĥotel Gramont, in the heart of the Paris Opera District.
When Aurelié Lambert was given the opportnity of re-imagining the 25 rooms at the Ĥotel Gramont, she knew that the lighting would play a key part and that Gong’s beautiful fixtures would help bring her vision to life. The brief was chic and eclectic, with a theme of travel and in the style of a cabinet of curiosities. Unique pieces paired with beautiful classic design were used to create rooms that were timeless, beautiful and comfortable.
Jo Plismy has vast experience working with Interior Designers and knows just how much impact the lighting can have on hotel bedrooms, “Hotels are all about the experience for the guest and lighting is vital for helping to create the right atmosphere in a room. In most cases, the design will require several layers of lights including, floor, table, wall and pendants which all work independently. This not only helps in achieving the required relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, but also plays an important part in the lighting being functional too.”
Hotel bedrooms usually serve a number of purposes from sleeping and reading, to dressing, relaxing and working, which means an array of lighting choices must be carefully considered. “Lights can also be used to help zone the space” comments Jo, “dedicated lights by the bed are needed for reading, while you may choose a table lamp for the desk and working area, and further brighter lighting for the dressing area, as well as general ambient lighting. All of these lights work together to create a beautiful overall layered effect and give the user the choice of creating little softer, relaxing pockets of light for a restful, romantic environment”.
A combination of lights were used from Gong’s Wall Lighting Collection to provide perfect illumination for reading in bed. Jo explains, “Wall lights have an advantage over table lights as they don’t take up space on a bedside table. Many designs are also adjustable, allowing the user to direct the light to the exact place they want. The Peggy Bedside lights shown above and below feature a matt finish shade with a beautiful golden interior, which creates a lovely warm light. The bases are made of brass with an antique finish to give a high end look”.
The rooms are now a delicate mix of subtle fabrics including linen, jute and velvet, paired with carefully selected objects from all over the world. The multitude of considered lighting options further elevates the interior style, ensuring each space is inviting and welcoming. Jo comments, “The Ĥotel Gramont is a little gem in the heart of the busy Opera district and the rooms have been beautifully reimagined and perfectly designed by Aurelié. She has cleverly used a blend of styles and era’s adding fun, quirky touches to ensure guests have an unforgettable experience. We are so pleased our lights are now a part of this stylish boutique hotel and that we have played a part in it’s beautiful decoration”.