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LOCATED IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC PARIS, THE NUMBER 142 OF THE RUE DE MONTMARTRE IS STEEPED IN HISTORY. BUILT IN 1883 BY ARCHITECT FERDINAND BAL, THE BUILDING SERVED AS A PUBLISHING PRESS FOR OVER A CENTURY, SUCCESSIVELY HOME TO LEFTWING NEWSPAPERS LA FRANCE, L’HUMANITÉ AND L’AURORE. EMILE ZOLA PRINTED HIS FAMOUS HEADLINE AND MANIFEST AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM IN DEFENSE OF ALFRED DREYFUS “J'ACCUSE” THERE IN 1898. 17TH CENTURY PLAYWRIGHT MOLIÈRE WAS REPORTEDLY BURIED THERE, AND SOCIALIST LEADER JEAN JAURÈS WAS MURDERED JUST ACROSS THE STREET AT THE CAFÉ DU CROISSANT, IN 1914. IN 2007,   FRENCH ELECTRONIC-DUO JUSTICE RECORDED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM IN THE BUILDING’S BASEMENT. FRAMED ON ONE SIDE BY TWO STATUES CARRYING A DEAD LION, AND TWO CARYATIDS ON THE OTHER, SYMBOLIZING JOURNALISM ON THE ONE HAND AND TYPOGRAPHY ON THE OTHER, THE CLUB’S ENTRANCE HAS PRESERVED THE ENIGMATIC AND SUBVERSIVE SPIRIT OF ITS ORIGINS.

THE CLUB CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF INTIMATE ROOMS, EACH DEDICATED TO A CERTAIN PURPOSE OR ATMOSPHERE, INCLUDING A LIVE STAGE WITH A REFLECTIVE DANCE FLOOR, AN INTIMATE ART LIBRARY, A COCOONED SITTING LOUNGE, A SPACIOUS 24-SEAT CINEMA, A SMOKE ROOM, THE 1SQM GALLERY, THE BLACKROOM AND MANY MORE.

EACH ROOM EVOKES LYNCH’S VISUAL STYLE THROUGH AN INCISIVE COMPOSITION OF ARCHITECTURE, FURNITURE, ARTWORK, TEXTURE AND LIGHTING, A LOOK HE ACHIEVED WORKING WITH DESIGNER RAPHAEL NAVOT, ARCHITECTURAL AGENCY ENIA AND LIGHT DESIGNER THIERRY DREYFUS.

LYNCH ALSO CREATED THE CLUB’S ORIGINAL FURNITURE DESIGNS. IN ADDITION, THE MAIN ENTRANCE HALL, BAR AND LOUNGES ALL FEATURE CARPETING WITH EDGING DESIGNED BY LYNCH. ALL FURNITURE AND MATERIALS WERE MADE-TO-MEASURE ESPECIALLY FOR SILENCIO BY CRAFTSMEN FROM PRESTIGIOUS FIRMS.

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