Located in the heart of the 1st district of Paris under the Canopée in Forum des Halles, you can now find Brasserie Champeaux, a restaurant where vintage and industrial design go along together.
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Inspired by a vintage menu dating back to 15th December 1900, Brasserie Champeaux was conceived by Alain Ducasse – renowned French chef boasting 19 Michelin stars – and Olivier Maurey – creator of the restaurant Mini Palais and other Parisian coveted gathering places.
A wide-open and sun-drenched space where people can enjoy delicious, seasonal and informal meals throughout the day. For lunch on the go, to enjoy a large feast or snack during an aperitif, the brasserie welcomes everyone, from 11:30 am to midnight. “We envisioned this space as an original version of a contemporary brasserie”, explains Ducasse.
Paris-based design studio, ciguë was responsible for bringing to life this remarkable project. The designers planned a space where all clients are aroused to a large variety of interacting décor elements which purposefully and collectively create a modern and familiar atmosphere from the moment someone sets foot in the restaurant.
The most unconventional one is a display board, similar to those in railway stations and airports which scrolls – in interactive connection with the kitchen – the menu, cooking times, batches of soufflés, or even the wines of the day.
The bar, cleverly made out of aluminium, terrazzo and stainless steel immediately becomes the restaurant’s centrepiece and is surrounded by granite tables and vintage inspired quilted leather dining alcoves accommodating up to 180 patrons.
When it comes to the colour scheme, the Brasserie Champeaux boasts a sober velvety green on the walls, recalling the restaurant’s vintage inspiration and at the same time contrasting with the low-profile industrial colours.
Another impressive feature in the restaurant is the striking set of custom made tubular, glass and copper light fixtures hanging from the ceiling just bellow the piping ducts.
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Last but not least is Brasserie Champeaux’s le salon privé with an outstanding view over La Canopée’s forecourt. Hosting up to fourteen guests, the two tables of this space are rare pieces that Alain Ducasse found at an antique shop which belonged to the student dinner hall of the Lycée Lakanal, in Sceaux.
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