The Ciel de Paris is specifically located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower. This restaurant design spans within a 400-square meter area which is an inspiring glowing design above the Parisian horizon. At a glance, it looks incredibly welcoming, alluring and almost heavenly. Inside, you’ll see the sleek and sophisticated 1960s-inspired aesthetics. Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance was tasked to complete this hospitality design.
The beautiful restaurant evokes a feeling of lightness as if you’re floating and I found this particularly attractive. Also, the expansive views that huge bay windows offer make me feel like I am inside the movie Star Trek only that the design meets up with bar styles in the 60s. This design is definitely sleek and sophisticated with adequate modern touch. The smart choice of furniture pieces made the place completely complementary.
Here, I find that the modern designs meet with retro references – which made the space very special and outright luxurious. The lighting fixtures were designed specifically for the project, which creates an environment that resembles that of the outer space. The cluster of planets and surface of the moon are captured in this amazing restaurant. The bar design is strongly similar to spaceships with indirect lighting systems but in the same manner it created a halo-like structure within the restaurant interiors.
I also find the entire scheme really down to earth with grey satin finish, leather interior and wooden benches all combined to provide natural touch to the design. This ingenuity can be attributed to the expertise of Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance. Some design elements are focused on giving the space quality light and enhance the mood set so everybody can experience fine dining in the most sophisticated and modern way.
The design reinforces the mood and ambience of the entire place – too subtle to be confrontational and aggressive. It evokes a series of reactions even at a glance and I find this mysterious as well as captivating. Its impression lasts for as long as you stay in a place where colors and shapes meet up and created an amazing restaurant. For me, it is unique and this authenticity is what some restaurants fail to achieve. It is the kind of authenticity that doesn’t sacrifice functionality and style all at the same time.
I must say that the combination of lighting systems, furniture, colors and shapes has created a space like no other. If it weren’t for the tables and chairs as well as the table settings, I wouldn’t believe it is a restaurant design.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 13 July, 2012