Saturday, July 12, 2008

The coolest rec room ever

Salon of the Palace Elysée while president Georges Pompidou was president

Paris_Pompidou_Agam1, originally uploaded by david_stirling.

This piece at the Pompidou Museum is a reinstallation of the "salon" commissioned by Georges Pompidou to the artist Agam for the Palace Elysée (French White House) during his presidency 1971-1974. The colored doors slide, creating a variable effect on the walls and carpets as the panels filter different parts of the design.


Can you imagine this room in any serious world leader's professional or personal space these days? Pompidou was the man.

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