La Centrale was a restaurant that was very popular back in 2001, people from my generation would remember how hip the whole concept was, especially that it was designed by Bernard Khoury, the mastermind behind BO18 among many other avant-garde projects.Read More
One of the fist designers to introduce copper in modern interiors and in a very flamboyant way was Tom Dixon. His interiors are known to have copper as the main finishing element and I think he has done an amazing job so far. This project is his first ever in Paris , a new restaurant from Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak and Jean-Louis Costes, called Eclectic.
The main features are the pendant light in the center and custom made honey comb copper wall. The seating is mostly ‘lounging’ with large booths and armchairs that are part of the designer’s collection.Read More
Three Years ago I posted about Park 51 in New York, a project assigned to Michel Aboud , a Lebanese architect who graduated from American University of Beirut prior to continuing his studies in the U.S.A. His name shone then, since it was a controversial project, and continued since. He and his team opened an office in Beirut, Lebanon and have several Avant-garde projects at hand.It was lovely seeing one of their projects, Workshop, get awarded with the best restaurant in the Americas. Check out the photos in this post and description by SOMA below.Read More
September 12, 2013 was a big day for designers waiting for their entries to make it. For the Best Bar Design, Atrium by Foster + Partners won the category. Furniture used is by Walter Knoll.Read More
During the winter season, the famous Café Artcurial got a revamp by interior designer Charles Zana. The most interesting features of this café are the skylight flooding the space with daylight and the lovely lighting fixtures acting like floating bubbles. The bold patterns on the walls portray a certain evolution in the design concept yet maintaining the historical background. The restaurant offers a menu with specialties and wines from every Italian province, particularly from Piedmont, all served under a glass roof, allowing a view of the elegant private garden.Read More