Joseph Dirand designed Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo
The restaurant of Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Monsieur Bleu, has been successfully designed by architect Joseph Dirand.
In creating the sleek interiors for Monsieur Bleu French architect Joseph Dirand took inspiration from Art Deco glamour, the artwork of Yves Klein, and the minimalist style of Adolf Loos.
A soaring space with a large terrace overlooking the Seine, Monsieur Bleu features velvet banquettes and Eero Saarinen chairs in a refined palette of grays and greens set against marble-and-oak floors and walls clad with vintage Lalique glass panels.
The name may suggest otherwise, but there’s not an inch of azure in sight at Monsieur Bleu.
Named after a fictional character, the restaurant is already hailed as the place to be.
Dirand translated his signature aesthetic – low-key, cool and minimal – into his first restaurant design, cleverly combining classical and contemporary elements.
The topology of the floor slabs served as a guideline for the scheme. Marble, mirrors, tiles – as well as Michel Boyer’s geometric, rectilinear chandeliers – fill the voluminous space. Warmth arrives in the interior through soft olive-green tones – the same colour that’s found in the Connemara green marble and plush velvet seating.
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