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Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris
Perfume Museum in France – design by Projectiles
3 May 2017
Location: 73 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e, France
Grand Musée du Parfum
The Grand Musée du Parfum, an institution dedicated to the realm of scent, has opened in a hôtel particulier on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The Grand Musée du Parfum is a world of sensory experience, emotion, and enjoyment, offering an original, educational, entertaining, and immersive experience to help visitors understand the world of perfume and unravel its many mysteries. Designed by Projectiles, the museum offers an innovative three-part sensory tour from ancient Egypt to nowadays as well as an olfactory ensemble of more then 70 scents.
The project involved renovating the Hôtel Roederer (formerly the Maison Christian Lacroix), a former private mansion and converting it into a Perfume Museum.
Designing the scenography for a museum of this kind is an original experience. Beyond the aesthetic and visual dimension of its context, closely linked to the world of luxury items, the multi-sensory dimension of perfume brings into play an original mediation in the world of the exhibition staging.
The visit, as conceived by Projectiles, combines a set of unique experiences, some of which have been designed and given form from scratch, in line with a first design phase consisting in describing and giving spatial form to unusual situations, without the architectural environment having to be defined. Then, once the building has been identified, other experiences were imagined and designed by playing on the confrontation with the spatial scale, and by reinterpreting and redirecting the aesthetic and architectural codes of a Parisian residence.
Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris – Building Information
Address: 73 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e
Programme: Restructuring of a Hotel particulier into a museum
Client : private
Architect of record- Projectiles
Fluids engineering consultant – B52
Structure engineering consultant – SEI
Economist – Bureau Michel Forgue
Graphic design and signage – Des Signes
Lighting engineering consultant – Abraxass
Mulitmedia engineering – Cotavim
Multimedia production – Anamnesia
Surface area: 1 300 m² net floor area
Total cost: 4,55M € exc. VAT
Completion: december 2016
Photographer: Vincent Fillon
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