The Groovy New Paris Workplace of a Artistic Company Includes a Stylish Indoor Swimming Pool
Bored with their Paris flats, colleagues on the artistic company Al Dente had been just lately delighted to search out refuge within the firm’s modern new headquarters. (And whereas the town is now underneath its newest lockdown order, they’re little doubt desperate to return.) Why? The almost 3,800-square-foot area, which brims with boutique lodge vibes, hints at a way forward for fluid, lifestyle-centric workplaces. And notably, it features a very stylish in-office pool.
Al Dente was based in 2004 by Rome native Patrizio Miceli, who has amassed a shopper roster of luxurious manufacturers equivalent to Boucheron, Louis Vuitton, and Emilio Pucci. As his Paris workforce continued to develop, Miceli realized the necessity to decamp to a extra becoming location. He discovered simply the place, within the type of two flooring within the tenth arrondissement. “I love to do issues organically and I needed to maintain a component of humanity,” he tells AD PRO. On the similar time, he was eager for Al Dente’s new look to convey “the Italian way of life, to carry that emotion, coolness, and cultural aura to Paris.”
For this multipronged mission, Miceli sought out native architect and designer Hadrien Breitenbach, who just lately struck out on his personal after years at Christian Liaigre. “Patrizio had a imaginative and prescient for the workplace that was fairly explicit. He needed to vary the thought of group,” says Breitenbach. Collectively, the 2 hatched an experimental structure that melds Miceli’s need for “Roman angle” with Breitenbach’s aptitude for the modern. On the entrance, workers, purchasers, and guests are welcomed into an ethereal, transporting patio lounge with a creamy classic Italian couch and mirrored espresso desk. Plentiful with greenery and topped with a glass roof, “it’s one thing particular to see with all that pure mild in opposition to the white partitions,” says Breitenbach.
From there, a sequence of semicircular arches gracefully transition to different areas, together with the Alpine inexperienced marble kitchen. The eating room, which incorporates a desk designed by Miceli and Breitenbach that pairs a lacquered midnight blue tubular base with a inexperienced Lapland quartzite prime, is one other star attraction. General, the rooms are organized “in a sequence, such as you would do for the cinema,” Breitenbach explains.
The design oscillates between completely different moods and colours, its general minimalist backdrop blended with saturated splashes of purple, pink, and yellow. In a single space, an ultramarine blue bookcase with tubular aluminum spacers crafted by Romain Bovy from the native workshop CoAtelier nods to Memphis Group model. Simply as hanging is the voluptuous Pierre Paulin Pumpkin couch that’s juxtaposed with the retro glass fire, a holdover from the final tenant.
Upstairs, Miceli tends to work in an alcove at a customized marble desk, however enjoys dashing out to the winter backyard. Right here, the glazed ground presents a glimpse of ground-level goings-on. It’s additionally the place fruits and herbs discover their approach into the meals ready by the on-site Sicilian chef, forming, as Miceli places it, a “self-sufficient ecosystem.”
Dreamy facilities apart, the Al Dente hub is rooted in effectivity. There are two studios, one a black field for nonetheless life pictures, one other extra versatile one drenched in daylight. Workspaces function swiveling Charles and Ray Eames EA 117 job chairs and are punctuated with the surprising pleasure of a saltwater swimming pool seemingly plucked from an Italian countryside villa. A quartet of emerald-hued Eames Pollock chairs playfully stand in for deck loungers, additional underscoring Miceli’s notion that “pleasure must be on the middle of all the pieces.”