The brasserie at Publicis Drugstore at the top of the Champs-Élysées in Paris has unveiled a redesign. Following a complete strip out, Design Research Studio has simplified and enhanced the interior architecture to highlight a broad palette of finishes and materials designed to last and improve with age.
The timber walls and marble bars are complimented by deep tones of oxblood upholstery and brass fixtures that combine to make a contemporary nod to the glamour and sophistication of the 1960’s world of advertising.
The lounge is inspired by the gentleman’s study and offers a more intimate and relaxed dining experience. Framed by a bespoke brass and reeded glass bookcase, it provides privacy and blurs the boundary between the retail and dining space. The lounge features a collection of the new Tom Dixon Micro Wingback chairs, upholstered in a charcoal grey and deep yellow wool. An open kitchen and patisserie serves as a window onto the world class cuisine of Éric Frechon, three Michelin starred at Epicure – Hotel Le Bristol Paris.
An exclusive range of Tom Dixon seating has been designed especially for Le Drugstore comprising of dining and low and high bar stools. Fabricated in steel and upholstered for maximum comfort in leather and fabric, the range is inspired by a 1950’s collection created for Publicis Drugstore by Mathieu Matégot, the celebrated mid-century French decorator.
The 350 sq m interior is warmly lit with the main feature being an illuminated coffered ceiling featuring Tom Dixon’s copper Melt Surface luminaire, which launched at Milan’s Salone del Mobile in April.
This simple but luxe palette is sympathetically translated in the conservatory and seasonal terrace. Both spaces embrace the flood of natural light, acting as a refreshing daytime alternative to the sultry evening mood of the brasserie’s interior. Tones of natural green, the texture of rattan and the warmth of brass bring a sense of calm, tactile comfort and understated glamour to the bustling atmosphere of the 8th arrondissement in uncompromising style.