PARIS.- Situated in the heart of historic Paris, 142 rue Montmartre is a mythical address that was once home to two influential leftist newspapers, LHumanité and LAurore, which was famous for printing Émile Zolas JAccuse.
Today, Arnaud Frisch, manager of the Social Club and the music production company Savoir Faire, endeavors to give this abandoned landmark back its soul with the opening of SILENCIO, a club whose interior was designed by multidisciplinary artist David Lynch.
While its name offers a sly allusion to the club from the directors 2001 Academy Award nominated film Mullholland Drive, SILENCIO in Paris stands alone as the realization of his vision for a unique club experience.
The 2,100-square-foot space consists of a series of intimate rooms, each dedicated to a certain purpose or atmosphere, including a live stage with a reflective dance floor, an intimate art library, a cocooned sitting lounge, a spacious 24-seat cinema scheduled by MK2, and more.
Each room evokes Lynchs visual style through an incisive composition of architecture, furniture, artwork, texture and lighting, a look he achieved working with designer Raphael Navot, architectural agency Enia and light designer Thierry Dreyfus.
Lynch also created three original furniture designs showcased at SILENCIO: Black Birds a series of asymmetric faceted black-leather seats and tables; Wire a collection of welcoming seats and sofas; and an ergonomic cinema seat that refines the movie-going experience. In addition, the main entrance hall, bar and lounges all feature carpeting with edging designed by Lynch. All furniture and materials were made-to-measure especially for SILENCIO by craftsmen from prestigious firms such as Domeau & Pérès and Ateliers Gohard.
SILENCIO is open daily from 6pm to 6am. Until midnight, the club is reserved exclusively for cardholders and their guests, who can enjoy unlimited access to concerts, films and other performances.