Silencio is a paris based members club
to creative communities, the design concept of this
unique venue is deriving from original drawings and
general scenography by David Lynch. During a year
of exchange all elements were designed interpreted
and developed to create the 700M2 underground
space that encompasses a photo gallery, the 1SQM
gallery, a 24-seat cinema, a library, a smoking
room, the blackroom, two bars and a stage.
Silencio is constantly updating and enriching
its programming to ensure it maintains
a contemporary vision that reflects
the current cultural scene in France and
around the world especially through
collaborations with artists, institutions and fairs.
The intimate rooms have been conceived following an
intuitive study of transitions made peculiar by a shifting
of underground volumes connected by lacquered
extrusions. Each area of the club is dedicated
to a certain purpose or atmosphere.
Silencio hosts three series of original furniture:
the "Black Birds", a series of asymmetric faceted
black leather seats and tables with sliced irregularity;
the "Wire" series are welcoming seats and sofas;
and the cinema seats, which renew the cinema
viewing experience with their ergonomics.
A carpet of an original edging print
by David Lynch is covering the main
entrance hall, the bar and lounges area,
spread according to the space flow.
The club is shielded with a strong
motive of raw wood cladding blocks
and decomposed marble that provide
the space with a protector soul.
Hints of gold punctuate the place,
either the metal itself or elaborated
powder projections technique,
as a game of lights and shadows,
applied according to the
The extensive and challenging architectural
work has been made with agency ENIA.
All furniture, textures and materials
were made to measure especially
for the club together with prestigious
craftsmen houses such as Domeau & Pérès
and Ateliers Gohard who have been able
to match the concept and ideas with
uncompromised execution methods.
Light designer Thierry Dreyfus signed
the light direction of the space.