French interior designer Jacques Garcia possesses a truly unique style, mixing 17th- and 18th-century references with modern influences to create a timeless interpretation of French elegance. From his work as an interior decorator for clients such as the Sultan of Brunei, to his high-profile re-creation of an 18th-century tea house for Ladurée on the Champs Elysées; and the design of the always relevant Hôtel Costes, his body of work is timeless. Garcia has renovated private and public spaces around the world, including many hotels in Paris. For NoMad Los Angeles, he draws classic inspiration from the iconic Italianate building while looking to the California coast for contemporary style.
BE-POLES AND PORTRAITS DE VILLES
Like the original NoMad in New York, the art program at NoMad Los Angeles was developed by Paris-based design studio be-poles and draws inspiration from the building’s architecture, referencing both its Californian and Italian roots. While NoMad New York celebrates its Parisian and Beaux-Arts heritage with photography and ephemera through a vintage lens, NoMad Los Angeles uses a more modern style of photography to capture its worldly vision.
The art program at NoMad Los Angeles allows the guest to explore contemporary visions of the world and of a city in ways that go beyond conventional tourist attractions and clichés. Each artist selected shares a unique point of view of their world that reveals a life unlike what we see in today’s popular magazines and on television.
To achieve this, vintage artworks have been sourced from antique stores throughout Italy and combined with various collections from Portraits de Villes and original photography from specially commissioned artists. As a result, each guest room’s art selection is unique, while at the same time communicating a consistent journey.
Be-poles is a creative studio dedicated to the graphic representation of brands. With its “Graphik Design™, Identity & Culture” global approach, be-poles creates lasting visual identities that respect the universes of its clients. Be-poles worked with NoMad to produce its global brand identity and visual identity. Be-poles prior clients include Agnes b., Colette, Louis Vuitton, Merci, Shanghai Trio, Sotheby’s, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and Wool and the Gang.
Jono Pandolfi is a product designer and ceramist who creates custom tabletop pieces and utensils for restaurants and hotels and has developed dinnerware and tabletop collections for some of the country's most recognizable brands and retailers. After collaborating with Daniel Humm and Will Guidara on several projects at Eleven Madison Park, Jono teamed up with Humm and Guidara again to create a collection of custom dinnerware for NoMad.
/THE LAB/ by Please Do Not Enter
/THE LAB/ is a creative platform featuring exclusive contemporary art and design collections curated by Emmanuel Renoird and Nicolas Libert, two French art and design collectors who created concept store, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER. /THE LAB/ entrance is located at 649 S. Olive Street.
/THE LAB/ is open Tuesday - Thursday from 11am - 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am - 9pm, Sunday from 10am - 3pm, and closed on Mondays.