interior architect michael malapert gives a twist to parisian cafe
 
interior architect michael malapert gives a twist to parisian cafe interior architect michael malapert gives a twist to parisian cafe
sep 26, 2015

interior architect michael malapert gives a twist to parisian cafe

interior architect michael malapert gives a twist to parisian cafe
image © renaud cambuzat

 

 

 

 

in this project, interior architect michael malapert proposes a new vision of the parisian cafe, a symbol of its city. malapert chose to give the cafe the feeling of a holiday house inside and out, giving an unexpected twist to the design. ‘la maison bleue‘ mixes the norms of a restaurant, a bar and a house, and achieves a genuine look that offers a new experience to both locals and tourists.

michael malapert paris cafe
the rattan bistro chairs is one of the elements that the restaurant keeps from the traditional cafes
image © ampelopsis photography

 

 

 

the exterior of the restaurant resembles a holiday house due to the color choice, a shade of blue that is hardly found in the city. in contrast to this unfamiliar feeling, the rattan bistro chairs in light blue and white bring you back to paris. as you enter ‘la maison bleue’ the first thing you’ll notice is a bookcase accompanied by childhood pictures of the owners, a detail that gives a commonplace sensation. while some tables have typical restaurant chairs, others are paired with rocking chairs and armchairs.

michael malapert paris cafe
the bar at night has a guinguette feeling
image © renaud cambuzat

 

 

 

the neon signs, the bar, and the open kitchen are more strongly associated with a traditional restaurant, as well as the raw material structure that is sometimes left visible. inside this place you forget where you are, if inside a house or a cafe, in a city or a vacation spot; and this is the allure of  ‘la maison bleue’ — a hybrid presented as a coherent package that gives a strong sense of identity.

michael malapert paris cafe
the bookcase, combined with the rocking chairs add the home sensations
image © ampelopsis photography

michael malapert paris cafe
neon signs have been placed to create contrast and give a contemporary ambiance
image © renaud cambuzat
michael malapert paris cafe
the decoration details shows a collector’s side, things that usually keep keep in our homes
image © renaud cambuzat

michael malapert paris cafe
the childhood pictures of the owners makes you feel you’re entering their house
image © renaud cambuzat

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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