Detail of the white birch bark
little salon, originally destined to be a smoking room, was
supposed to be covered in woodwork of different scents (red
cedar, strips of sandalwood). Impacted by the astonishing appearance
of the white birch bark, Eugène
Beaudouin had the walls and ceiling of the room covered
in it, which was then given the name Birch Room, in concurrence
with the Smoking Room. The pillars are dressed in red cedar.
The chimney, in white stone, is surmounted by a large mirror
that doubles the volume of the room, and reflects the superb
view of the Gatineau forest.
The Smoking Room
The canapé, and the leather armchairs are
a creation by Hughes Chevalier in Paris. The maple table, low
tables in glass and chrome, re-issued from Eileen Grey (1878-1976)
and the magnificent chandelier in bronze and in red copper complete
the furniture. The “hurricane” carpet was specially
woven on an original drawing from the artist André Masson.
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