David Lynch's Latest Project: A Hotel Room
The chain-smoking icon who created the eerie, surrealist favorites Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet, David Lynch, has deviated from his film resume in the past few years, becoming a writer/director-turned-painter-turned musician-turned—well, you get the idea. His latest project may be the weirdest of them all, though: Lynch recently finished designing a hotel room.
The acclaimed director has partnered with Hotel Lutetia in Paris to create his own signature suite, which seems oddly fitting nine years after producing the HBO series Hotel Room, which only lasted three episodes.
Those who stay in suite 111 will find the walls littered with Lynch’s own drawings, lithographs and watercolors, some which depict iconic slogans from his work (“Let’s rock!”), with others simply evoking a macabre style characteristic of the director. The luxury suite is otherwise sleek and modern, keeping in theme with the art deco hotel’s vibe, and even offering a garden-view balcony.
According to the Hotel Lutetia, the suite calls to mind an “intriguing ambiance through themes of love, death, dreams and erotica,” which is pretty on-par with all of Lynch’s previous work, even if the room isn’t filled with ominous black-and-white zigzagging floors. The ornately decorated room is open for reservations, although a night there will cost you upward of $1,200.
Lynch seems to be on a design binge these days, as he recently finished designing Club Silencio, a Parisian nightclub inspired by a venue of the same title in his 2001 film Mulholland Drive
You can take a visual tour of the suite below.