Interior architecture and decoration for Simon Horwitz’s first restaurant in Paris (60 seats).

Simon brought back from Perou an apetite for large and gathering tables and from Japan a refined way of cooking with small bites to share …

With this strong idea, he decided to mix these influences with his personal taste and roots bringing him to serve in his house an unmistakably French cooking at the level of the Michelin stars restaurant he used to work at!

At the end of the day, this project is like walking a thin line, between the gastronomic table and the neighborhood eatery, between the high end service and the casual cantina.

The tables are made of raw wood, surrounding the existing metal structure of the building. The tile is running freely underneath the counter of the bar and behind the banquette, merging with the wooden floor. The wood connexion are all dovetails-made symbolizing this idea of connecting that was the basis of Simon’s project of sharing a plate.

And at night, the lighting gives a "sacré" clair-obscur feel around the tables putting an emphasis on the food and providing the convives with a pleasantly dimmed ambiance.

Combined with the smells that comes out from the exposed rotisserie, the experience is sublime!

Aude Gros-Rosanvallon
Holocène - Holocene design

October 2015

Aude Gros-Rosanvallon - Holocène - Holocene design