Case Study

Eclectic Paris

Paris, France

REF: 8831

The Brief

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…..”

  • Commercial
  • Paris, France
  • Banquette Seating
  • Booth Seating
  • Plain Back
  • Roll Back
  • Capping
  • Plinths

Interior Design

Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.

The Solution

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.

Results

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.

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