La Montana was a popular Parisian jazz club in the 1950s. Today, in Parisian Interior designer Vincent Darré’s inventive project Hôtel Montana, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one can easily trace the contemporary designer’s surrealistic signature. In this space, Darré evokes a cast of iconic personalities past and present including Christian Bérard, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Le-Tan, and Le Corbusier. Darré approached the brief in his usual audacious maximalist manner: each floor has a wildly different theme inspired by favorite Parisian artists and figures.
“Wherever you travel in the world, hotels always have the same decoration. So I wanted this to feel like you are actually in Paris,” says Darré. “Like an eccentric friend gave you a key to his apartment. They’re very Gainsbourg, A little naughty… But I think the people who stay in this hotel are a little rock and roll.”
All photographs courtesy of Montana Hotel