paris: l'isolé bar opening

© l'isolé / photography: julot bandit

it has been pulling in-the-know night crawlers to its doorstep for a little while now, but on tue - sep 16 the colour-infused l'isolé officially opens its doors, and just one week ahead of the hoopla that is paris fashion week. launched by guillaume le donche and antoine galabert, two well-connected young lifestyle veterans, this members-only bar + club features two distinct spaces: a main room, centered around a bar and a dj booth, and a second and more intimate secret room with a mixologist cocktail bar and the so-called kairaoke, a karaoké space for jolly singalong banter, dedicated to the glory of hiphop, r'n'b and soul from the 1990s to 2005. the space has been designed by paris-based agency le creative sweatshop and boasts walls, floors and ceilings dipped in primary colours.

as dynamic as the hipster scene in the city of light, l'isolé's interior is an evolving affair as the venue's visual art director inès longevial will design a new paint scheme every few weeks, powered by the typographic work of graphic designer julien drapier. the main room is all blue with contrasting red flooring. a striking feature is a glass-encased stairway which leads to the restrooms, and which presents a collection of bold ceramic designs. the secret room boasts an opposite colour scheme, spiced up with yellow chairs. l'isolé's lineup features a quirky mix of well-known and up and coming names from happening music scenes across europe and beyond. location: 14 rue frochot [montmartre].

© l'isolé / photography: julot bandit