The architecture and interior design were imagined by Thibault Marca (Agence NeM, Niney et Marca Architectes), based on an historic place. The romantic garden, abundant and inspired by d'Hauteville, and the exile house in Guernsey, opens onto the cozy, warm living room.
At the initiative of Fabien Rouillard for Café Mulot, Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize have reinterpreted the literary work of Victor Hugo, as well as his universe in a contemporary manner, something that can be discovered in the Victor Hugo Home. The man of letters also reveals himself as an artist-craftsman, decorator, and antique collector.
The work of the artist couple is part of the nineteenth century "Arts & Crafts" movement.
Their custom-made wall fabrics "read" like a panoramic of Victor Hugo's "The Sea Workers", particularly the reefs where Gilliatt, the hero, confronts the landscape ... and the octopus, a Hugo neologism. The objects that they created for the space are installed like a visual narration of Hugo’s universe and the places where he lived: frames, lighting sculptures shaped like pieces of pastry, ceramics, a charcoal seascape enhanced with a vegetable garden evoking the seasons, the patience of exile, but also the "craftsman cook" that was Hugo, including his drawings with coffee grounds, and the vegetable garden of d’Hauteville.
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The tables were made in marble by the craftsmen of Déco Marbre who created marble in marble inlays with know-how, precision, and meticulousness.
The choice of porcelain by Non Sans Raison comes from the love of Fabien Rouillard for their philosophy so close to his own: work the material in simplicity and authenticity with an openness to art and creation, thereby widening the field of possibilities.
The Master glassmakers of Cristal de Sèvres have contributed to Café Mulot by delivering perfect crystal which we appreciate for its transparency, luminosity, resonance, and sonority.