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The meaning of Pigalle

“The architects create the space and we give it meaning,” says Antoine Ricardou, founder and artistic director of be-poles, who has been closely involved in Le Pigalle right from the start, along with his studio team. Part-graphic artists, part-architects, be-poles is a creative hub whose work goes far beyond logo design! The studio has worked with the hotel owner to tailor the artistic direction of Le Pigalle and has given it real depth by recounting its history in way that couldn’t be further from the contrived storytelling we’re so familiar with today. “I immediately connected with the project because Pigalle is my neighbourhood. I’ve lived on the Butte Montmarte since I was 14 and my grandfather constructed some of the buildings here, I understand its energy and I wanted that to come through in my designs for the hotel,” explains Antoine.
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Radio Pigalle

Pigalle is also a soundscape

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  • Monsieur Madame - Cha Cha Guitri
  • I'm a Victim of This Song - PIPILOTTI RIST
  • Auditorium - Mos Def
  • Onde Anda meu Amor - Orlandivo
  • Mysterons - Portishead
  • Across Your Life - Oriental Sunshine
  • Don't Turn Me Away - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Do You Feel It? - Joe Cuba Sextet
  • Cumbia del Monte - Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros
  • C'est normal - Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
  • Twice the First time - Saul Williams
  • Don't it drive you crazy? - The Pointed Sisters
  • Venus in Fur - The Velvet Undergroud & Nico
  • Baltimore - Nina Simone
  • Shere Kahn - Nino Nardini
  • Qui Coulè Mamman ou - Marius Cultier
  • Billy Jack - Curtis Mayfield
  • Can you feel it - Electric Six
  • Brother where are you - Oscar Brown Jr.
  • Main Aim - Cella Dwellas
  • Il Pleut - Brigitte Fontaine
  • Tried by 12 - East Flatbush Project
  • Comme un boomerang - Serge Gainsbourg
  • Imidiwan ma tennam - Tinariwen