Philippe Nuel

March 12, 2015 11:17 AM

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Philippe Nuel

WHEN IT COMES TO inspiration, French architect and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel often finds himself wandering over to his bookshelf and randomly picking out a volume of poetry. Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Octavio Paz.

“It’s just to have a little bit of soulful input that goes beyond the realm of graphic arts,” says Mr. Nuel, who’s comfortably installed beside a virtual-flame fireplace in the lounge of the Cinq Codet in Paris, one of his latest boutique hotel projects.

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