February 6, 2014
Tour Designer Tom Dixon's Brass Brasserie
In his first flagship interior in France, Tom Dixon and his firm Design Research Studio collaborated with restaurateurs Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak to design the interiors of their new project Éclectic. The inspiration for the space was centered around the previously-existing Parisian building's brutalist architecture which Dixon incorporated through copious use of the style's signature material concrete, along with repeating strong geometric forms and angular planes. Luxurious textiles like velvet and leather cover the seating contrasting with marble tables and concrete floors. Brass reigns supreme in the space in the form of an eye-catching hexagonal tile wall installation, table top material, and artwork. Dominating the décor is the use of Dixon's signature line of lighting. Most dramatically used as a large-scale installation in the restaurant's central area, Dixon's Cell Pendant makes a strong statement which is further referenced through use of the Etch Pendant and smaller Lustre fixtures. To learn more about Éclectic visit Dezeen.
-- By Liz Lynch
Photographs: Courtesy of Thomas Duval
|Etch Pendant, from $460, Lumens.com||Cell Tall Pendant Light, $625, Y Lighting||Lustre Square Pendant Light, $520, Vertigo Home|