Opening Winter 2014
Dancefloor, winter 2012 Ripples
Dancefloor, winter 2012

To grasp the spirit of les Bains, you have to go back in time.
Since 1885 the catalytic soul of the Bains-Douches has always been enlightened
by the spark of true innovators:
a place attracting the stars and mavericks of today and tomorrow.

 


Photo Credits : Alexander Kellas

Past

- The legend of Les Bains -

From 1885 to 2011... A place among places

 

Les Bains Douches, was built in 1885 and subsequently run by the Guerbois family, home to the most famous private thermal baths of the capital. 
It was a mecca of massage, offering sulphur, Russian and Turkish baths. You could take a dip in the pool or have your bath delivered home! Marcel Proust enjoyed his steam baths, while the workers from the nearby Les Halles food market came at dawn to shower and drink coffee and calvados after their night’s labours.

 

In 1978, this unique place transformed clubbing into an art de vivre and quickly became a cultural institution. A centre of gravity on a universal scale for the world of media, show business and the arts. Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yves Saint-Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Bono, Prince, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, etc.
The list is never-ending.

 

In 2011, to reinvent and save this icon of Parisian life, a new company, « La Société des Bains » was founded under the leadership of Jean-Pierre Marois… This was the first page of the new story of Les Bains.


Photo Credits : Foc Kan
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Artists Residency

January - May 2013

YZ
Skki + Invader + C215
Cédric Bernadotte
Sambre + Parole + Sowat
Thomas Canto
C215 + Invader
YZ
Sambre

Photo Credits : Stéphane Bisseuil / Jérome Coton / Galerie Magda Danysz / Les Bains

In January 2013, the Artists Residency at Les Bains once more took up the thread of a dormant legend which many thought would never stir again. A bold artistic adventure under the curation of Magda Danysz with Colombe de La Taille in charge of production and communication, a unique fleeting moment to render homage to its artistic DNA and open the first page of the new Bains story.

From the mosaics of Space Invader to the frescoes of the American artist Futura, the legendary Jacques Villeglé to the 25 years old Portuguese painter VHILS, not forgetting C215, Ash and Sten Lex, the whole golden class of Street Art was asked to express itself over every inch of the 3000 m² of the Les Bains building.

Aerosol, marker, photography, poster, brush, sponge, chalk, pneumatic drill, installation, it made for a dazzling repertoire of methods. A first shock event to resuscitate the myth of Les Bains.

 

The future

Winter 2014 Les Bains are born again.

Like before and better than ever, given that you can now live there, day and night, 24 hours a day, in search of the ultimate lifestyle.

An hybrid venue, a private house, a hotel, a club ?
A chic, inventive, transcultural, bohemian, historical, elegant, welcoming venue… something new.

 

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Contributors

Or the team of talents inventing Les Bains of tomorrow...

 

JEAN-PIERRE MAROIS

From the world of cinema, he directed and produced films by Ferrara, Iñárritu and Oliver Stone. “Saving Private Bains Douches” is in his opinion his best indie film yet.

TRISTAN AUER

Interior decorator for Mick Jagger, François-Henri Pinault, Bryan Adams and Bronfman Jr. After winning the Les Bains competition, he won a number of other major Hotel site designs, such as the Hotel de Crillon in Paris and the Hotel de Paris in Monaco.

DENIS MONTEL – RDAI

His agency designs chairs for Hermès or entire buildings (the Hermès flagship store on Rodeo drive in Beverly Hills). The transformation of the Art Deco swimming pool (rue de Sèvres) for Hermès on the ‘Rive Gauche’ galvanized the international press. His project for the restaurant of Les Bains is spectacular: capturing the historical influences of the place in an innovative new incarnation.

VINCENT BASTIE

Architect of 80 Hotels in Paris. His two main projects of 2014 are the integration of the Hotel Lotti with the Hotel Costes and the revolutionary Les Bains project.

A MYSTERY CHEF

Our mystery chef, who brings with him a total of 3 michelin stars in two distinct establishments under the same Parisian roof, is busy developing the kitchen, the restaurant and the future menu of Les Bains.

COLOMBE DE LA TAILLE

As founder of the advertising agency, media and public relations ADL Conseil, her field of action extends from luxury to humanitarian and Contemporary Art. Among her clients, the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, the French Red Cross and now Les Bains.

ALEXANDER KELLAS

Creative Director and Brand designer, this Austrian New-Yorker designed, among other things, the visual brand identity of the Château Marmont, The Hôtel Americano, The Chiltern Firehouse and Cipriani.

THOMAS ERBER

This aesthetic visionary, founder of Le Cabinet de Curiosités de Thomas Erber, is advising Jean-Pierre Marois on the sourcing of accessories and novelties that will enliven Les Bains.

JEAN-LOUIS CORRUBLE

As a hôtelier, he develops and manages boutique hotels including Le Notre Dame and the brand new Hôtel Continent, both decorated by Christian Lacroix. He accompanied Jean-Pierre Marois in the creation of the Hotel Gabriel in Paris.

JÉRÔME FOUCAUD

Having been GM for the Byblos (Saint Tropez and Courchevel), Murano (Paris and Marrakech) and Kube Hotels (Paris and Saint Tropez), this specialist in “party Hotels”, focuses on atypical projects of all kinds in the hotel and catering business.

Press

Boutique

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Exploration in photography of the secret den of Les Bains during the Artists Residency 2013, by Stéphane Bisseuil and Jérôme Coton. The newly published book of the temporary exhibition at Les Bains is on sale here!

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Team/ Contact


SOCIÉTÉ DES BAINS

President: Jean-Pierre Marois
Management: Jean-Louis Corruble (jlc@lesbains-paris.com)

Email: contact@lesbains-paris.com

ADL Conseil

Communication / Press: Colombe de La Taille (ac.delataille@adlconseil.fr)
Press: Raphaële Diais (r.diais@adlconseil.fr)
Web editing: Maxime Lindon

Web design

Design: Alexander Kellas, Creative Direction (www.alexanderkellas.com)
Development: Agence WEBCOM (www.agencewebcom.com)