Sofitel Lyon Bellecour by Patrick Norguet


Paris designer Patrick Norguet has refurbished the interior of a hotel in Lyon, France, inspired by the history of silk production in the local area.

Designed for the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour, the project includes a spa, entrance hall, brasserie, restaurants and bars for the five-star hotel.

Photographs are by Renaud Callbaud.

Here's some more information from Norguet:


From the recreational area to the haute cuisine, the Studio has redesigned Norguet new spaces for Sofitel Lyon Bellecour.

A major project or set of trades, on the history and creation come together.

Spa, lobby, lobby bar, brasserie "The Silk" restaurant "Les 3 Domes" and bar "Le Melhor" are areas designed to travel between culture, elegance and modernity.

In reference to local heritage here combine the history of French silks revisited with the help of Tassinari & Chatel.

On the eighth floor, one of the finest tables of Lyon: the restaurant "Les 3 Domes" and bar "Le Melhor" offer a panoramic view of the Rhone.

After two years of work, the entire project will be completed soon.

Posted on Friday October 30th 2009 at 12:56 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • All of the patterns are too big for interior.

  • Amazing !!!

  • curb

    i’m impressed. definitely not a fan of intense patterning but in this case i think it was handled very tastefully. there are some really nice details here

  • Marcus Des

    At first glance I thought I would hate this (too much decoration), but… further examination of the photo’s makes me think there is enough subtlety here, I like the mix of 2D and 3D and, most important; it works! The overall effect is that of imaginative (re)interpretation.

  • @ Marcus Des Says: i like you comment abouts flower patterns…
    Never forget Lyon is historical capital of silk in France

  • @ananda dimitri

    I think that’s kind of the point of the design. otherwise it will be just one of your normal wall prints.

  • bebo

    this designer has a very strong visualisation..mixing 2d and 3d was realy smart..i love it

  • Some others photo here in ceramiche lea site. The intense patterning is not everywhere, mostly in the Silk restaurant (it’s quite logical)… It’s much more near Pillet, Jouin or Bouroullec ( is it french touch?) than Wanders overdecoration .

  • the uninformed observer

    Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding! Winner!