M&O Paris 2015 is over. We have seen it all over the medias and blogs. So I am not going to give you a list of my favorites from the event, but rather tell you what are the latest design spots in Paris.
This is for those who can stick around for the week-end or for the lucky ones who get to enjoy this city all year long. Here is a short, eclectic list of design must go places to make the show go on.
Hotel Bachaumont - 18, rue Bachaumont, 75002
The Parisian landscape owes some of its current trendiness to interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon, who has been designing the interiors of hotels, clubs, and bars across the City of Light, including the Prescription Cocktail Club, Hôtel Paradis, Café Pinson, the Fish Club, Mojo, and Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, to name a few. Among her current projects are Hôtel Panache, the Grand Pigalle Hôtel, and Hôtel Bachaumont.
A the age of 31, Dorothee Meilichzon, was awarded best designer of the year by Maison & Objet Paris. She is Designer Director at multipurpose design agency Chzon.
To stay in the city, Meilichzon recommends one of her own designs: the centrally located Hotel Bachaumont. “My idea was to design a place that was typically Parisian. I felt there were too many international concept hotels opening. I wanted to have a place that was perfectly placed sitting in its area. So, it’s black and white, with arches; wood mouldings; cornices; mirrors; ‘verrière atelier’...”
Photos © Agency Chzon
Les Chouettes - 32, rue de Picardie, 75003
The jaw-dropping design of this three-story restaurant is the first thing you notice when you step foot in Spanish architect Lázaro Rosa-Violán’s creation. From the elaborately tiled floors to the conservatory-style skylight, every inch is considered. Les Chouettes (The Owls) is open for lunch and dinner or you can grab a drink or coffee at one of the intimate two- and three-floor balcony tables. And, this month, the restaurant debuts its coffee shop, where you can take your coffee to go—a novel concept in Paris.
Photos © La Revue thetops
Maison Kitsune, 18 blvd des Filles du Calvaire, 75011
This June, French fashion label Maison Kitsuné opened its fourth Paris café as part of the brand’s new Eleventh Arrondissement boutique. The space’s contemporary design—inspired by artist David Hockney’s aesthetic incorporates the custom, multicolor marble, that was created specifically for Maison Kitsuné and used throughout the shop and café. Stop in for a fox-shaped shortbread and a matcha latte.
Photos © Vogue
Chez moi , Paris -25, rue Herold, 75001
Chez Moi, is the concept store/gallery/home opened by Jean-Baptiste Charpenay-Limon. When you arrive Chez Moi (my crib/his home) everything is for sale ! You can come and pick up a book in the library, cosmetics in the bathroom, a macaron in the kitchen, a painting on the wall, an art magazine on the table (great selection including Fantastic Man, Self Service…) or even stay for dinner. This is a rather unsual concept definitely worth checking out. The idea is that you come and hang out with JB and his friends (and their cute dogs, on our visit), admire the decor, and leave with some of it under your arm. Come on in and make yourself at home.
Photo © Maison & Objet, Paris
Rendez-vous in January for a new M&O Paris.