ELOGY TO THE FRENCH ART-DE-VIVRE

November 2018

Epitome of French art-de-vivre, a cult destination on the Parisian and international cultural scene: after over a century of history, the Hotel Lutetia, opened in 1910 on Paris’ Left Bank, has been completely renovated by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, with the aim of enhancing every trace of the original building without altering its charm and historical value.

The Art Déco and Art Nouveau surroundings blend with elements of contemporary taste, where the attention to detail becomes paramount. Customized solutions have been developed for each space, combining stylistic requirements with the historical constraints of the building.

The grey veins of Carrara marble used to create all the bathrooms are juxtaposed with the materiality of the stainless steel CEA has used for the fittings. With classical inspiration, LUTEZIA, as the tap designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte and dedicated to the Hotel Lutetia is named, reinterprets the traditional hydraulic valve, conferring technology and innovation. LUTEZIA is a wall mounted set of 2 individual taps for washbasin, bathtub with waterfall spout and hydroprogressive mixer for round hand shower in stainless steel AISI 316L satin finish.


The project is based on the desire to increase the size of the spaces, in order to offer guests greater comfort and well-being. This has allowed the creation of a patio and SPA area that benefit from natural light, thus emphasizing further the chromatic and material contrasts of the architecture.

All the furnishings are perfectly integrated with the technical systems, for a tailor-made result. The oak paneling with blue and grey finish stands out, with the woodwork’s striking three-dimensional weave effect.