tom dixon’s éclectic restaurant opens in the beaugrenelle center, paris
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after redeveloping le bon and launching ma cocotte, fabienne and philippe amazalak open the éclectic restaurant, situated amid the attractive surroundings of the beaugrenelle centre in the 15th district in paris. for this occasion, launching during maison et objet 2014, the couple enlisted UK designer tom dixon’s design research studio; its first flagship interior in france. the menu offerings give a contemporary twist to brasserie classics in this new 160-cover eatery. in a happy marriage between parisian chic and british eccentricity, the bistro is conceived as a free-form tribute to 1970′s architecture, proposing a new take on the traditional brasserie format to create a more private and more profound experience.
tom dixon’s éclectic restaurant is situated amid the beaugrenelle centre in the 15th district of paris, france
lighting is central to tom dixon’s scheme; an orchestra of different lamps provide controlled lighting designed to reflect effectively from exotic surfaces of wood, metal stone and paint. the plan creates an interior where the influence of the architectural environment is balanced against the appeal of a department store aesthetic.
throughout the space, interspersed sculptural bespoke chairs and tables furnish the restaurant. it structures the dining room around key elements that include the imposing colored leather bench seats, the central alcoves and a succession of small open lounges along the wall overlooking the seine river.
the menu reflects the eclecticism not only of the surroundings, but also of beaugrenelle center visitors
the bistro is conceived as a free-form tribute to 1970′s architecture, proposing a new take on the traditional brasserie
throughout the space, interspersed sculptural bespoke chairs and tables furnish the restaurant
controlled lighting amplifies exotic surfaces and copper bathroom sinks