Tom Dixon’s interior design consultancy business ” Design Research Studio” displayed its talents with its first designs for a Parisian restaurant project, “Eclectic” – a new restaurant from Fabienne + Philippe Amzalak and Jean-Louis Costes – which soft opened in December 2013.
Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak, the duo behind many great names of Parisian restoration including Le Bon and Ma Cocotte, asked the designer’s Design Research Studio to create cosy and vibrant interiors.
Drawing inspiration from the 1970s architecture of the area, the design plays with colour, simple repeat modules and clean geometry.
The experience is one of warmth, colour and comfort, in a brutalist concrete environment, littered with custom designed products.
Photos by Thomas Duval
Following the brand feature of working with brass an over 10 meters long brass wall with an hexagonal shape, that is the theme and concept of the space which originally was supposed to be called Le Modulor.
Two concrete boxes are stuck onto the space: one as the main entrance and the second as a private dining area.
Concrete and gold brass are warmed up with thick rugs, and the huge central chandelier dominates the room with its 124 metallic shades.
Eclectic mixes British eccentricity with Parisian “Le Corbussier” chic in a tribute to the exuberant 1970s.
In the newly renovated Beaugrenelle shopping center, the contemporary Brasserie brings together three areas in a very 1970’s style.
Bistronomic is the order of the day, and was concocted by Valentin Neraudeau, recently discovered talent on Top Chef.
Commissioned by owners of two well known restaurants in Paris, Bon and Ma Cocotte (designed by Philippe Starck), Dixon designed the 500m2 “EClectic” brasserie that is able to accommodate 170 covers.
The modern take on the Belle Epoque restaurant was soft launched in December, 2013 but was then offically launched last week.
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Tom In Paris – Jan 2014.