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Tuesday 07 May 2013
Electric is an event in itself : a 1,000 sq m penthouse in which the designer has devised a canopy of sound suspended between heaven and earth, monumental electrical braids emerging like pitch black trees. Impressive by day, magical by night, Electric is a venue which never sleeps. A lounge interspersed with soundproofed modules and an 80 sq m terrace, Electric is a space equipped with a mixing console whose ballroom floor provides a new perspective over Paris, integrating the ring road as a perpetually moving graphic foreground facing the metal mesh of the Eiffel Tower.
An ephemeral restaurant at lunchtime, a lounge or a club from dusk-til-dawn, Lehanneur have designed a space which can also be freely customised through video projections and an infinite number of layouts available to its customers. A huge window providing fresh impressive insight into the city, surrounded, surrounded by streams of LED lights, is an ultimate nod to a new Versailles, Electric has already been chosen by We Love Art, and Kavinski for the global launch of his next album and Ducasse. A result of the high creative demands of the management ensured by curator John Michael Ramirez whose range of artists contributes to the cultural distinction of the venue: Greater Paris has found its centre of gravity.
In association: John Michael Ramirez and Romain Dian (Regine, Schmuck and Hippodrome de Longchamp. www.groupe-haussmann.com) Interior design: Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with the architect, Ana Moussinet. Client: Viparis