“There are only two places in the world where we can live happily, at home and in Paris”, wrote Ernest Hemingway.
I can’t help but agree. The French capital is always an excellent destination when it comes to a short break. I can’t deny that I’d love to go back soon, if just to breathe a little of that atmosphere suspended in time. Romantic, poetic…
I would like to share with you a place that has remained in my heart: the brasserie ‘Le Flandrin’.
If you love design and good food, this place will conquer you, just like it did me!
We are in the 16th district of Paris, a very characteristic area of the French capital, and it is here we find Le Flandrin, a little jewel that has been recently renovated by the French interior designer Joseph Dirand, with a slightly conservative design.
The renovation wasn’t so invasive from a structural point of view, instead, it focused on a great deal of stylistic recovery. For example, they removed an intermediate floor which had divided the space, therefore recovering the old symmetry of the arches from the original building.
After that, the most important step: clever design choices.
Particularly noteworthy are the velvet seats: from the taupe sofa benches to the famous chairs by Eero Saarinen in a mustard color. Shades of colour which are then highlighted by the golden metal profiling in the tables and the colour on the walls.
Whilst geometric tones were chosen for the floor coverings.
The lights, another essential and characteristic element of the restaurant, change depending on the time of day, changing the atmosphere of the jewel restaurant. During the day, a bright room with a lively and cheerful atmosphere, however with the onset of nightfall, the glass lampshades give the environment a much more intimate and subtle tone.
The harmonious, stylistic choices give the brasserie ‘Le Flandrin’, a chic and refined appeal, I must say, it is undoubtedly a place to visit and discover!
So, what do you think? Did you enjoy the “Le Flandrin” brasserie? Is there an element that has particularly impressed you? If you’re planning to go to Paris in the near future don’t forget to go there and visit; but if you’ve already been, then tell me about your experience: I’m curious!
4 Place Tattegrain
01 45 04 34 69
Sessions velvet Eero Saarinen
Photo credits: leflandrin.com
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