Le Bristol Paris, part of the Oetker Collection, has unveiled new design collaborations with French artist and ceramicist Agnès Sandahl and American heritage textile house Schumacher.
Azur Terrace Suite
Completing a top-to-toe redesign of its Signature Suites, Le Bristol Paris has revealed the latest project to come to completion: The new Azur Terrace Suite.
With a 1,238-square-foot, tree-lined terrace, the Azur Terrace Suite has been transformed to "showcase the creative universe of Agnès Sandahl," a French artist and ceramicist; this would be set against the interiors by two of the hotel’s owners, Narcisa and Elvira Oetker. Located on the hotel’s fifth floor, the suite sports three Agnès Sandahl alongside a fresco, also by the artist, using Chinese ink and gold leaf.
Just outside the 1,076-square-foot suite is a terrace, hidden from view, but acting as an elevated extension of the hotel’s Le Jardin Français below. Many of the plants and flowers that appear in Le Bristol’s courtyard garden are featured, including lily of the Nile, roses, jasmine, and wisteria. For this exclusive terrace, Agnès Sandahl also created a custom ceramic fountain and ceramic tabletop that accommodates up to six, for al fresco entertaining.
Le Jardin Français
Le Bristol Paris has also collaborated with American heritage textile house Schumacher and designer Marie-Caroline Willms, founder of Marbella-based EMCI Design Studio.
The selection of colors and prints is an ode to the hotel’s house colors, and pays homage to the Palace’s heritage and the history of Schumacher. The seat cushions at the garden tables are adorned in the hotel’s signature pale green, in a check print with geometric motifs that reflect the green trellises lining the courtyard. Decorative pillows have soft red stripes in a nod to Le Bristol Paris’s awnings, as well as a red floral pattern that will also feature on the new uniforms for the Café Antonia team.
Enhancing the interior corridor and garden with new details to echo the plant life surrounding the outdoor dining tables, the design incorporates a vibrant selection of Schumacher’s fabrics.
Le Jardin Français by Schumacher is open every day (weather permitting) from noon to 10:30 p.m.