Commissioned by restaurateurs Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak, British designer Tom Dixon infused his style into the interior for Paris restaurant Éclectic. Located in the Beaugrenelle Centre, the 160-cover brasserie features materials and motifs intended as an homage to 1970s architecture.
“Tom Dixon began with the idea of making the restaurant an integral part of its modernist surroundings,” explained a statement from Éclectic. “The technical areas of the building are exposed for maximum space, and concrete – the superstar of brutalism – is exploited in every possible texture.”
A happy marriage between Parisian chic and British eccentricity, a free-form tribute to 1970s architecture and a new take on the traditional brasserie format to create a more private and more comfortable experience. The clue to the identity of Eclectic is right there in the name: a concept that mixes influences on the menu and in the restaurant.
The bespoke furniture is sculptural, even jewel-like in places. It structures the dining room around key elements that include the imposing coloured leather bench seats, the central alcoves and a succession of small open lounges along the wall overlooking the River Seine.
Photography is by Thomas Duval.