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Fit For a Queen: Rockwell Group's W Paris-Opéra

For a custom pillow in a W Paris–Opéra guest room, Marcel van der Vlugt photographed
a model as Marie-Antoinette.

Spray-painted graffiti by Ludo is one of several streetart pieces.

A custom bench in ebonized oak sits in front of an elevator lobby’s restored window.

The original stair railing is wrought iron.

Reception desks in bronze finished stainless steel stand on the terrazzo floor.

Mirror, enhanced with marker by artist Shoboshobo, reflects the salon’s custom leather-upholstered seating.

His take on a French kiss appears as a vinyl sticker, adhered to a lacquered wall in
the bar.

In the restaurant, Arola, polyester by Rosita Missoni covers the backs of Louis XV–style chairs.

Lacquered stainless panels, embedded with LEDs, enclose a banquette niche in the lounge.

Custom carpet in a guest room is wool nylon.

In each of the two top-tier suites, the sides of the custom bed detach to become a pair of sofas.

Polyester and polyurethane meet on a guest room’s custom chair.

This pillow riffs on a Paul Gauguin self-portrait.

Shoboshobo drew another character on a window in the gym.

A sticker by Emily Forgot is vinyl.

She also designed the toile de Jouy on the custom bedcover.

The bathroom’s tub is acrylic.

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