LE REFUGE – One tree, two trees, palm trees

The blazing sun, on any typical August day in Los Angeles… Looking for the perfect oasis? Yearning for a peaceful harbor? We’ve got you covered, for real. #NoMirage.

Leclaireur Los Angeles is happy to present, hidden in the Beverly Hills Hotel’s citrus garden — before its move to Leclaireur’s L.A. residence — Le Refuge, an art installation by Parisian artist and designer Marc Ange.

Named Most Instagrammed Piece of Milan Design Week in April 2017, Le Refuge is an irresistible contemporary and exotic dream, with its tall, aerial powder-pink and metal palm trees planted in a wide structure made of wood.

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Marc Ange grew up in Paris, where he started working as a designer, but was born in Rome, in a rootless family torn between art, religion and madness. Since his childhood, he’s cultivated an eternal quest for the right balance, looking to navigate the lines between the real and the unreal, perfection and mistakes, harmony and hazard. He’s behind Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique and Le Mâle perfume bottles, as well as that of the recently launched Scandal. Now based in Los Angeles, where he’s opened a second studio, the designer draws inspiration from his new life overseas, always maintaining a strong bond with his past experiences.

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“It is the projection of a childhood memory. Its large leaves form a shelter under the sun, away from reality, just like those of the imaginary jungle that grows in the room of a child who seeks escape.”

Find shelter in Marc Ange’s Le Refuge at The Beverly Hills Hotel, August 9 to 23, and at Leclaireur Los Angeles from August 24.