les grandes verres
THE NEW RESTAURANT OF PALAIS DE TOKYO, MAJOR CONTEMPORARY ART HUB IN EUROPE, HAS RECENTLY OPENED
It’s a masterpiece conceived by the Paris-based Lina Ghotmeh – Architecture (author of the Estonian National Museum, project published on our site, and extensively on No. 140 of the magazine Ofarch, which was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix Afex 2016), in partenrship with Quixotic Projects, the new Les Grand Verres restaurant at the Paris’ Palais de Tokyo, major contemporary art pole in Europe.
Over 500 square meters, 170 seats and a terrace with a privileged view of the Eiffel Tower – the restaurant Les Grand Verres replaced the also iconic TokyoEat, for many years a meeting point for artists, designers and art dealers in the French capital city.
A characterizing element is the high ceiling dotted with 300 chandeliers, encircled with black metal.
Next to the entrance, a hybrid, dynamic, modulating environment featuring staggered bleacher seating made from recycled plastic and marbles seats that are easily reconfigurable.
The fulcrum of the space is the 15 meter long bar counter in compressed earth, around which the food court opens, outfitted with custom wooden alcove banquettes, tables and chairs.
There is also the Glass House, an intimate space that boasts a curvilinear large table evoking a drop of dew, which seats up to twenty people.
Lastly, the location is complemented by a charming panoramic terrace furnished with custom pieces and caressed by the Dame de Fer.
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