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Design May, 8 2012

Mama Shelter Hotel – Marseille Location – Philippe Starck

We take a good shuffle around the new Mama Shelter hotel in Marseille. The original location in Paris, with interiors from Phillipe Starck, sits on the east of the city and has been collecting rave reviews since it opened it doors three years ago. A genuinely affordable, ‘style hotel’, getting a room often means a lot of early planning. Following up in warmer surroundings, the Marseille Mama Shelter has also received the Starck treatment with a bit of Mediterranean style thrown in so expect the kind of over the top design throughout that will have you buzzing all the way to your room.

“They did what they set out to do. On launching Mama Shelter Paris over three years ago, its founders announced that their development would be created around a single philosophy: to establish Mamas in locations that tell a unique story of the world. Cities that get away from contemplating the past and quietly focus on a universal future.” Our neighbours at Highsnobiety spread the word on this one via Flodeau.

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