Oct 26, 2018 | By Joanna McGinn
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If you’ve ever watched a David Lynch joint that featured red velvet curtains, 50s style furniture and unsettling entertainment options (dancing dwarves, creepy magicians) and thought “Man, I would love to GO there,” then get ready to pack your bags. In lieu of another mind-bending movie, everyone’s favorite coffee purveyor/wacky director has brought his eerie aesthetic to Paris with the opening of Club Silencio.
Inspired by the terrifying Club Silencio featured in Lynch’s 2001’s Mulholland Drive and the salons of 20s Paris, this unique, multi-purpose space was designed by the master himself, from the bespoke chairs that Lynch claims “induce and sustain a specific state of alertness and openness to the unknown” to the tunnel of golden mini-mandalas that greets visitors once they descend six flights of stairs to reach this netherworld of off-kilter fun.
But don’t try to get in until after midnight unless you’re a dues-paying member; this is a quasi-private club. For a yearly fee, members obtain access to Club Silencio’s full range of Lynchian delights, such as movie premieres in the gorgeous bijoux cinema, concert hall performances and literary conferences held in the majestic library.
142 Rue Montmartre 75002
Premium Membership: €1,500 a year, Regular Membership: €780 a year, Under 30/Foreigner Membership: €420 a year
Photos: Courtesy of Club Silencio
xx Ashley Churchill
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