The Café Germain by India Mahdavi offers an alternative to the traditional Parisian brasserie. The luxury restaurant is spread into two floors whereas each of them serves a different function. What the Iranian-born and Paris-based architect in charge of the interior design of Germain aimed was to create a different style in each of the modern restaurant’s rooms. It revives the Parisian bistro creatively and recreationally with a pixelated floor and a graphically illuminated ceiling. Anis green and orange tones float around Sophie, a 5-meter yellow metal statue by Xavier Veilhan.
I wanted this place to have history and a tradition but also to be able to free itself from it. I deconstructed the space by experimenting with scale, proportions, and patterns.
It’s the story of a XXI century Marie-Antoinette who drags us into a oneiric experience in her ‘garden of delights’. The wicker armchairs, meringue-based tables, and omnipresent latticework contribute to the conception of a delight. Old Hollywood glamour and the joy of the flower-power 1970s California combined into a dreamy, groovy-yet-chic garden party that honors the signature pastel colors and Versailles spirit of this luxury restaurant, is what the interior designerhad in mind for this interior design.
A sensorial and ultra-contemporary voyage, a universe of freshness. A sweet garden that celebrates the mix of the french groves and ‘gourmandize’. I work on the idea of happiness and ‘gourmandize’, dear to ladurée, intimately laced with this notion of pleasure.
The interior designer defined a language, a three-dimensional new identity, which resumes the notion of the garden with a lattice, a pastel color palette that alludes to macarons, and a checkered floor which evokes a winter garden.
India Mahdavi has applied her characteristic style to the luxury restaurantand cafe inside the historic Hôtel des Bergues in Genève, Switzerland. The French pastry brand is renowned for its macarons that come wrapped in an elegant packaging to complement, and their new location includes a patisserie, contemporary restaurant, and a tea lounge.
Chez Nina is a very special luxury restaurant and club, a unique atmosphere that adds color to the night. Named after Nina Yashar, founder of Nilufar Gallery, this exclusive club has been designed by India Mahdavi, as a celebration to Nina’s and India’s complicity.
The colored velvet banquettes and the acid candy stained glass tables have been designed especially for the space and stand in contrast to the silk geometric landscape mural produced by french home tailors A selection of exclusive lights and luxury furniture pieces from Nina’s collection add a layer of sophistication — Gio Ponti armchairs, Martino Gamper’s poufs, Lelli’s floor lamp… A fine experience in Milan.
Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés under Le Germain luxury restaurant, this India Mahdavi-designed bijou cinema offers a unique cinema-going experience. The radical lines are assuaged by the soft furniture and the rich materials. India Mahdavi‘s committed architectural stance, inspired by a contemporary jungle setting, planted a nocturnal Eden in a studded ‘peacock blue’ leather and primary color baizes. A lion, a bird on a branch, a flower: the naturalist repertoire gestates around pop and abstract patterns, inspired by the douanier Rousseau. This luxury restaurantand cinema is fully curved and rounded for a cinema conceived as an ‘imaginary world, where you can choose a film and have dinner, sheltered from the light and the noise of the city whose heart throbs immediately above.’
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