The restaurant “Girafe”, it’s incredible interior design project by the French star architect, Joseph Dirand. Located in the Museum of the City of Architecture and Heritage, in the Trocadero square in Paris, the luxury restaurant was inspired by the Parisian glamour of the 30s but with a contemporary approach, 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 “, explains the architect.
In the rich interiors, the dialogue between the modernity feature in Durand’ projects and the inspiration from the golden age of Parisian cafes during the decade of the 30s, is present in every detail. “Girafe is combining elegance and sensuality, intimacy and grandeur”.
The luxury dining room was designed as a large jewelry room that is supported on 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.
Outside, a large terrace overlooking the most famous monument in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, has a distinct and private decoration. The restaurant menu is full of international influences, is “flexible, seasonal and relevant,” according to its Chef, Benoît Dargère.
Source: AD Spain
Photography: Adrien Dirand