Paris : Hotel de Roxie by Lenny Kravitz

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Lenny Kravitz, one of the most successful American musicians of the past century,
 who has sold over 40 million records in his career, has always had a passion for interior
 design. In 2003, he headed his own design studio, Kravitz Design Inc. This project is still 
a success with clients today. Under the musician's responsive guidance, the office's
 designers have designed hotels, apartments, and bespoke furniture.  Kravitz's
 numerous own flats have become the proving ground and experimentation
 ground for his design ideas.

In 2004, Lenny Kravitz bought a classic mansion with a total area of 1,500
 square metres and an immodestly sized garden. After two years of renovation work,
 the interior of the mansion has whitewashed walls and ceilings with light tracery. Kravitz
 has chosen not to overload the surroundings with objects, as most representatives of
 the old classic school of luxury interiors tend to do, and give each of the selected
 pieces room to express themselves. Especially since for his home collection, he
 selected sculptural masterpieces by designers from the 1970s, such as 
Paul Evans, Gabriela Crespi, Karl Springer and Joe Colombo.

 The only representative of contemporary design in his residence are the snow-white sofa
 cushions by Michel Ducaroy, produced by the French brand Ligne Roset. Sentimental
 treasures such as James Brown's stomping boots, Bob Marley's denim shirt and
 the autographs of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon also have a
 special place in the interiors.

Lenny Kravitz named his Paris residence Hotel de Roxie, 
after his mother, singer and actress Roxie Roker

The interior of his Parisian residence was included in Flammarion's acclaimed
collection Parisian Interiors: Bold, Elegant, Refined, published in 2007, and the press
 quickly dubbed his emerging style 'ultra glamour'. In fact, this glamour is conceptually 
"infused" with the musician's longstanding passion for 1970s design: spherical chandeliers,
 striped wallpaper, furry chairs, plush carpets and, of course, iconic furniture from
 that era. There are even a number of pieces which are particularly beloved by
 the author and which have wandered from project to project, such as the
 legendary surrealistic Hand-Chair chair by the Mexican 
architect Pedro Friedeberg.

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