Girafe – Modern Restaurant Design in Paris by Joseph Dirand
Located in the Museum of the City of Architecture and Heritage, this modern restaurant was inspired by the Parisian glamour of the 30s but with a contemporarydesign, and it has a privileged location overlooking the stunning Eiffel Tower.
“Girafe for an architect is the manna of heaven. A gift to create a unique space within a context that is already unique, to give life to a modern brasserie within a constructivist architectural gem “ – Joseph Dirand
This modern restaurant is a mix of sensuality and elegance, both intimate and spectacular. Like in many Durand’s interior design projects, there is a clear dialogue between modernity and inspiration from the golden age of Parisian cafes during the decade of the 30s.
Outside, a large terrace overlooking the most famous monument in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, has a distinct and private decoration. The modern restaurantmenu is full of international influences, is “flexible, seasonal and relevant,” according to its Chef, Benoît Dargère.
The luxury dining room design was designed as a large jewelry room that is supported by the original columns. The color palette maintains a uniform style with smoked tones of soft colors, such as beige, oak, and cream. In another of the spaces, a bar, beautiful and cosmopolitan at the same time, shows a large marble countertop sculpted with organic shapes. This modern restaurant design is stunning.
Seafood cuisine combining a reassuring classicism and the cheerfulness of a brasserie while having a menu open to world trends. The food served at this modern restaurant is a reflection of the venue, between traditional and modern cuisine, seafood fresh from the auction. A meal at this luxury restaurant embraces the timeless and contemporary. A blend of simplicity and luxury, the sensual and the sophisticated.
Joseph Dirand has been sharpening his eye since childhood, he knows how to see, a rare quality indeed. He sees the space and perspective of a place. His sense for composition comes from his creative family background, he has a scenographer’s eye and frames volume with extreme precision. He is sensitive to the way light plays on relief and flat surfaces, he analyses structure, notices the tiniest of details, observes a material’s abundance of features and appreciates the rightness of a color. This is what defines this modern restaurant, right?
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