With each passing day, we’re getting more and more excited about Marvel!
Between Avengers Campus, the new Loki series, and ALL the heroic merch, it’s SUCH an exciting time to be a Marvel fan! Naturally, we’ve had our eye on the upcoming Marvel hotel at Disneyland Paris, and today Disney is sharing even MORE design details about the resort!
Slowly but surely, Disney’s Hotel New York — The Art of Marvel is coming together at Disneyland Paris.
The first EVER hotel to be inspired by Marvel artwork, it’s a HUGE deal for Marvel fans…or anyone interested in art and design!
With the opening of the hotel inching closer, Disney posted an interview with Sylvie Massara, art director at Walt Disney Imagineering Paris, and Scenographer Thomas Muller, to Disney Parks Blog, sharing more details about the colorful property! Spoiler alert: it involves an INSTANTLY iconic chandelier!
A centerpiece design fixture for the hotel, a HUGE chandelier is front-and-center in the Manhattan Restaurant. As Massara explains, they wanted to recreate the elegant atmosphere of a high-end new York dining experience.
They also wanted something that would provide a central “wow” factor. It’s got a detailed upside-down pyramid shape, with materials and colors inspired both by the realm of Asgard and Manhattan skyscrapers!
Massara explains further that designers from Prague were responsible for the glasswork and craftsmanship that went into the elaborate chandelier, with each piece traditionally glass-blown. All in all, there are more than 225 glass pieces, each silver-plated with pure silver, in the 4-meter tall chandelier, and it took a YEAR to create!
Naturally, a shimmering behemoth like this is QUITE heavy, so they had to reinforce the dining room ceiling in order to hold it. As Massara summarizes, they wanted this fixture to become an iconic element of the guest experience, and by the looks of it, we’d say mission accomplished!
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