You might remember my post about Monsieur Bleu, the restaurant designed by Joseph Dirand. The acclaimed and talented designer has done it again for another landmark of the Malafosse family, Le Flandrin, an iconic brasserie of the 16th arrondissement in Paris. The result is all about understated luxury and similar in feel to Monsieur Bleu except that the palette is one of mustard, black, and khakis. Dirand used some of the same elements such as the Eero Saarinen chairs by Knoll, smoked mirrors, custom designed wood and brass tables, or richly veined marbles. I am particularly in love with the geometric encaustic tile flooring which adds all its dimension to the design.
It is such a great feeling to see color understood, used with intelligence and sensibility, to create a coherent and contemporary design which respects nonetheless this historic brasserie opened in 1932.
* Photography by Adrien Dirand