This summer, Mandarin Oriental, Paris celebrates the season by opening an outdoor pop-up bar that runs from 9 June to 16 September and showcases a spectacular creation by landscape designer Christophe Gautrand. The artwork, a 14-meter tall plane tree that has been suspended horizontally over the courtyard garden’s “water mirror” pond, and decorated with red cords and glass bottle shards, is one of the 200 exhibits on display during the 7th edition of Paris Design Week, which runs from 8 to 16 September 2017.
The creativity of Gautrand’s work is embodied by the drink menu at the Red Garden pop-up bar as it serves up limited edition drinks. These include the ‘Tokyoite Julep’ that offers a twist on the classic refresher and is made with coriander, red pepper, lemon and soda, and the earthy ‘Shinjuku Street’ that is a mix of green lemon and smoky rosemary. It is no wonder that Bar 8’s serene atmosphere is preferred by the local chic as it offers up a spot that combines style and geniality.
Gautrand, who has also created the tranquil private terraces for the hotel’s Royal Orientale and Panoramic Suites, calls upon shibari, a Japanese artistic form of rope bondage, as a theme for this artwork. The way that the tree is suspended with the red cords evokes an immense sense of peace as something massive is brought to a standstill. The creation also very literally brings a theme of reflection with the addition of the “water mirror” pond. These artistic elements seek to unite both Western and Eastern themes and promote a message of unity that flows with Mandarin Oriental’s hospitable aura.
Guests can fully enjoy the pop-up bar or attend Paris Design Week by booking one of the hotel’s luxurious Terrace Suites or the sprawling Royale Orientale Suite or Panoramic Suite, that overlook the garden and city rooftops. The suite amenities also include lounge, dining and spa areas.
Rates for Terrace Suites start from EUR 2,900. Rates for the Royale Orientale Suite start from EUR 15,000.