"A former textile factory in the heart of Oberkampf"
FABRIC Hotel Paris is located on the rue de la Folie-Méricourt, between the Place de la Republique and the Place de la Bastille, in the 11th district of the capital. In the 19th century an industrial area developed around the rue Oberkampf and the former hamlet of Ménilmontant. A place of arts and crafts workshops during the day, this new artisan district became transformed after nightfall into a place of bustling bars and cabarets where the tired labourers and craftsmen could relax and prepare themselves for another busy day.
"A unique, resolutely contemporary place"
Transformed into a stylish and boldly designed hotel, the building has lost nothing of the charms of former days. Much of the period structure and architectural details have been retained. The metallic framework, the large, multi-paned windows, brick-built walls and raw materials are powerfully evocative of the formerly industrial nature of the rue de la Folie-Méricourt.
The architect Vincent Bastie, with interior designers Agnès Louboutin and Patrice Henry, has maintained the functional ambience and blended it with an inspiring modernity.
"Bricks, cement tiles, workshop furniture and flecked objects bought at flea markets Popincourt"
This approach is exemplified by the lobby, where design features have been made of the cement tiles, the distinctive oak of the guest table and the comfortable leather Chesterfield.
The breakfast buffet furniture was reclaimed from a former notions and haberdashery in the Vosges region and a magnificent piece of worktop furniture has been restored for the reception desk. Authentic period decorative items were sourced from dealers in the Oberkampf district’s Popincourt Market not far from the Hotel.