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Paper sculptures come to Sofitel hotels for the holidays

Sofitel will decorate its hotels with paper sculptures of woodland creatures for the holidays.

Oct 29, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Paper sculptures

The luxury brand of the French hotel group Accor has announced “Art de Noël,” an enchanting and original Christmas decoration concept headed to its properties in Paris, Vienna and Amsterdam from next month.

Large paper statues of woodland animals will be found throughout the hotel, calling to mind a Christmas fairy tale.

With its holiday decorations,  sought to evoke the magic of Christmas while exemplifying the French “art de vivre.”

To this aim, the brand brought in the Parisian art and design studio Le Creative Sweatshop, which specializes in designing objects using digital 3D modeling and creating them using paper.

For Sofitel hotels, the designers created a series of animal statues inspired by European fairy tales.

Deer, wolves, bears and other creatures will be found lurking in various areas of the hotels. There will also be miniature versions of the animals under glass bell jars, accompanied by their stories.

All of these tales will be collected in a tome that guests can read to conjure the magic of the season.

The Art de Noël decorations will be on display from November 27 at the Sofitel hotels in Paris (Arc de Triomphe, Scribe, Le Faubourg), Vienna and Amsterdam, and may later feature in other properties of the brand.

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