“Le Club” is an open space lobby in Paris with a modern 80s design, that faces the station and acts as the reception, lounge and dining area.
Right inside the iconic “Gare de l’Est” station, this lobby and common areas were designed by Studiopepe.
Here we can see only light and mobile elements, which give Le Club an open and airy feel to it.
The breakfast and bar area are inspired by trains, in particular the dining cars, with love seats and dividers. A sort of contemporary and minimalist remix.
Inspired by the spirit of the place and its identity, Studiopepe also pays tribute to history by decorating “Le Club” with original pieces from the iconic Orient Express train. These pieces were restored, integrated into the spaces and enhanced as works of art or installations.
Alongside iconic pieces of Italian design, most of the furniture was custom-designed for Le Club. From the large sculptural chandelier overlooking the living area to the love seats that create intimate but convivial areas.
The color palette is soft and calming, including mainly neutral hues and dusty pink, but many elements add character to space like the hints of yellow and rust. The black and white pattern of the maxi terrazzo, the neon light installations, and the brass details.
Studiopepe is a design agency founded in Milan in 2006, by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto.
They use a specific language for their designs, using a multidisciplinary approach includes interior design, product design, and creative direction.
The vision is eclectic and conceptual, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design. Some of the themes developed by the Studio are art, installations, a study of formal archetypes, experiments with materials and the dialogue between opposites.