Commissioned by: Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.
Commissioned by restaurateurs Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak, the restaurant is the first flagship interior in France to be completed by Tom Dixon’s interior design office, Design Research Studio.
Located in the Beaugrenelle Center – a redevelopment of a monolithic concrete shopping mall originally opened in 1978, the 160-cover brasserie features materials and motifs intended as a tribute to 1970s architecture. “Tom Dixon began with the idea of making the restaurant an integral part of its modernist surroundings…..”
The architecture influenced the recurring use of geometric shapes, which appear in the hexagonal wall panels. The focal circular booths in centre stage, upholstered in a dusky pink mohair, are surrounded by faceted walls and cappings also supplied by Craftwood. The upholstery and the timberwork complement each other to great effect.
All of the bespoke furniture is sculptural almost – it structures the dining room around key elements that include the imposing coloured leather bench seats and the central geometric booths. The fitted furniture creates different environments throughout the space, while brass and marble table tops and beautiful lighting give the entire restaurant a warm and tactile feel.
Craftwood worked closely with Design Research Studio throughout the whole process…….the seating playing a strong role in the stunning venue.
“We were absolutely delighted when Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio appointed Craftwood to supply the custom designed banquette seating. We are proud to have been part of this stunningly designed project and wish restaurateur’s Fabienne and Philippe Amazalak, owners of Eclectic, every success with their new venue” commented Heather Baskerville, Sales Director at Craftwood