Although announced a few months back and originally slated to already be open, or at least nearer to it, this week has seen a resurgence in talk about Club Silencio, a new nightclub in Paris designed by director David Lynch and based upon the club of the same name in his film, Mulholland Drive. The space, packed into a building that already houses another popular nightclub, and was a century ago the home of one of France’s most famous newspapers, was set to open this month, but has been pushed back, for reasons unexplained (it likely either wasn’t creepy enough for Lynch’s liking or was too creepy). Instead, the new open date has now be set on September 11th. Here’s the Independent‘s early description of Club Silencio:
Lynch has designed the entire interior of the club, including some striking pieces of furniture. A surreal wooden-speaker stack seems to resemble a nightmarish appropriation of the face of a child’s cuddly toy — the eyes being the two circular speaker cones. He’s also designed several bespoke chairs and an asymmetrical double sofa, footstool and side-table combination.
…The club will also feature a private film screening room. As you might expect from a Lynch project, much is still shrouded in secrecy. Those involved with the club reveal little, saying information will be released nearer to the opening date. But this cloud of obfuscation hasn’t stopped Lynch’s devoted fanbase from excitably posting leaks, titbits and photographs on internet forums and Facebook. Club Silencio, it seems, won’t stay quiet for long.