paul crofts studio: la petite bretagne
paul crofts studio: la petite bretagne paul crofts studio: la petite bretagne
jul 19, 2012

paul crofts studio: la petite bretagne

‘la petite bretagne’ by paul crofts studio

london based paul crofts studio has redesigned the new restaurant ‘la petite bretagne‘, recreating an aesthetic of the traditional french bistro,
and the historic craft of brittany from where the crêpe originates. gingham tablecloths, industrial lighting, homely decorative details and 

heirloom-style furniture have all been given a unique and contemporary twist. the layout is conceived to evoke an intimate setting of a
domestic kitchen or dining room.

bespoke lighting created for the project

overview of creperie‘the bespoke table’ incorporates an oversized hand-drawn interpretation of the french gingham tablecloth with illustrations from katharine gorham, screen printed directly onto the tabletop. crêpes are made to order at a cast concrete counter featuring an abstracted  version of the pattern, which is again reflected on the acid etched concrete ground. this stone flooring provides a contrast with  the warmth of the reclaimed french oak parquet boards found within the restaurant. 

screen printed table and shelves

cast concrete counter and floor

cast concrete counter and floor

screen printed shelves with coat hooks

lace vinyl in window

screen printed solid ash table

freestanding shelving unit

creperie at night

shop front at night

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  • Very tastefully done, the lace is a really nice detail, normally I’m a big fan of lace/

    Paul G says:
  • Our stacking chairs in black and white look really good here, thank you
    Edward Tadros, Chairman, ercol Furniture

    Edward Tadros says:
  • love the feeling, the different shaped fixtures, looks friendly, hope we remember to visit on are next trip to UK

    MODERNDESIGN2120 says:

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