Les Fontaines – Chantilly (France)



Attention to the environment and interiors designed by Porro distinguish the new face of the “Les Fontaines” campus and congress centre in Chantilly Cedex (France), 30 kilometres north of Paris, near to the Charles de Gaulle airport.
Set in a large 52-hectare park with lake and 19th-century castle, the pre-existing hotel complex has in fact been recently restructured focusing on ecology: from organic breakfasts to low-energy lighting, from the special waste treatment system to reduced water consumption, to the new geothermal heating plant, with rooms, shared environments and sports facilities completely renovated and Eco-Label certified.

To furnish the 300 bedrooms, grouped in 7 villas nestling in the greenery of the park, with the aesthetics, warmth and comfort typical of domestic space, has been involved the Italian brand Porro: the delivery of the furnishings, completed in May 2011, envisages the presence of Lakki bed, Modern writing desk, Storage walk-in wardrobe, Reflection mirror, Soft Chair small armchair, Shadow Light lamps and a base unit and cabinet for the bathroom that are made-to-measure.
The result is a design bedroom with cosy dimensions and soft tones, in the alternative colours of grey or beige, where everyone can make himself at home.
In the former, the pearl grey of the covers, grey and white of the writing desk and white of the base unit act as a counterpoint to the dark shades of the black-painted ash Lakki bed and “carbone” oak Storage walk-in wardrobe, to which warmth is added by the fuchsia and turquoise colours chosen for the fabric-covered Soft Chair small armchair.
In the latter, Lakki bed and Storage wardrobe in warm natural mongoi wood are combined with hemlock base unit, beige writing desk and orange or aubergine Soft Chair small armchair.
White Shadow Light lamps scenographically illuminate the environments; thanks to their special “double skin” lampshade, once turned on they project a charming and fun dotted motif throughout the room.
Porro ambiance is even more refined in the 5 vip suites, which can count on the warmth of the Offshore hemlock bedside table and on the strong visual impact of Ferro table in the bronze version, in addition to a private terrace with a breathtaking view over the park.

Project information
Use: Hotel Congress Centre, www.les-fontaines.com
Client: Capgemini, Gouvieux
Location: Chantilly
Interior Design: Arch. Federica Schiavon
Year of Construction: 2010 – completion summer 2011
Porro products present: Lakki bed, Modern writing desk, Storage walk-in wardrobe, Shadow Light lamp, Reflection mirror, Soft Chair armchair, made-to-measure bathroom base unit and cabinet.