“Silencio, we’re drinking!” Filmmaker David Lynch is heading to Paris’ rue Montmartre to open and design a film-inspired nightclub called Club Silencio — also the name of the club in his 2001 psychological thriller Mullholland Drive.
Lynch is launching the soon-to-be-hotspot with owner Arnaud Frisch, the man behind popular Parisian nightclub the Social Club and music label Savoir Faire. Frisch will combine his own savoir faire of the music and night world with Lynch’s savoir faire of the film biz for a unique members-only space devoted to all things culture. Lynch is also involved with designing the furniture (pictured) in collaboration with designer Raphael Navot.
The nightclub, located at 142, Rue Monmartre, isn’t set to officially open until September. The club will house a bar, concert hall, art library and in-house movie theater. But don’t expect to sip champagne with Lynch and friends during your next trip to France — access to the très private Silencio will be reserved for members only from 6 pm until midnight, with events such as concerts, movie premieres and literary conferences. Then, after midnight, Silencio will make noise as a private club open to a non-member, yet still elite, Parisian crowd.
The idea is to create a 1920s-like Parisian “salon” that brings together an international who’s who of artistic professionals in one place and facilitate creative exchanges and even future business deals. The one-stop shop will also feature a smoking room and restaurant serving finger foods all night long so guests won’t ever have to leave until the club shuts its doors at 6 am.