Tucked inside the production hall of Cristal Saint-Louis, France’s oldest crystal maker, the museum called La Grande Place straddles a five metre deep hole. The architects Florence Lipsky and Pascal Rollet discovered the pit, an old oven, under a tarpaulin and immediately agreed that was where the museum should go.

Around its perimeter they built a free-standing box of Douglas fir wrapped in rippled polycarbonate, with a ramp that slopes upward past shelves showing pieces from the house’s illustrious history. Chandeliers are suspended over the hole, while two platforms give views onto the factory floor and the glassblowers working below.

The Biscuit House by AU*M Architectes Urbanistes, Lyon

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The Biscuit House

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The Biscuit House by Architectes Urbanistes

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The Biscuit House interior

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The Biscuit House inertior

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The Biscuit House bathroom

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Lilas Animation Centre in Paris by Christian Biecher & Associes

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Lilas Animation Centre in Paris

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Lilas Animation Centre in Paris by Christian Biecher & Associes

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La Grand Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis

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La Grand Place entrance

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La Grand Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis

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Lilas Animation Centre

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Lilas Animation Centre in Paris by Christian Biecher & Associes

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La Grand Place

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VW House by Franklin Azzi

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VW House

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VW House by Franklin Azzi

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VW House interior

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VW House interior

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VW House by Franklin Azzi

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VW House kitchen area

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VW House bedroom

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Ara dress

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Ara dress by Heal Fashion
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Sleeveless Ara dress

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Sleeveless Ara dress by Heal fashion

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Ara dress detail by Heal fashion

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Baby Horse dress by Ara fashion

Odysee dress by Ara fashion

Odysee dress

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Odysee dress

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver, Arachon

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver, Arachon

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver, Arachon

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver, Arachon entrance

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver, Arachon interior

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Hotel Ville bar area

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver dining area

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Das Pop, from Le Mont St Michel

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Das Pop

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Musée International de la Parfumerie, Grasse

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Musée International de la Parfumerie entrance

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Musée International de la Parfumerie, Grasse

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Musée International de la Parfumerie garden area

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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The debut collection by Moustache

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Nomiya Restaurant, Palais Tokyo, Paris

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Nomiya Restaurant

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Nomiya Restaurant, Palais Tokyo

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Nomiya Restaurant, Palais Tokyo, Paris

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Nomiya Restaurant, Palais Tokyo, Paris exterior view

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The Hemera by PGO Automobiles

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The Hemera

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The Hemera by PGO Automobiles

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The Hemera by PGO Automobiles

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The Hemera by PGO Automobiles

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Borrowed Treasures by Philippe Rahm at the Musee d'Orsay

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Borrowed Treasures

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Borrowed Treasures by Philippe Rahm

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Borrowed Treasures

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Borrowed Treasures by Philippe Rahm

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Borrowed Treasures interior

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Borrowed Treasures by Philippe Rahm at the Musee d'Orsay inside area

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Borrowed Treasures by Philippe Rahm at the Musee d'Orsay

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Les Thermes Marins de Cannes

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms