Founded in 1897, Vienna’s Steirereck Restaurant has been regarded as a top culinary address all over the world for years, and in Austria regularly holds the number one spot in national branch rankings, also for its interior design and decoration. PPAG Architects were responsible for Steirereck new interior design. PPAG blurred the boundaries between the existing fabric of the building and its extensions while ensuring permeability and transparency at the same time. This luxury interior design was meant to be unique and elegant, timeless and innovative.
When chef Bertrand Grébaut opened his restaurant, Septime, in a remote corner of the 11th arrondissement, he said “I wanted to liberate good French food from expensive hotel dining rooms. The ceremony of haute cuisine has become boring.” The restaurant design concepts is similarly unfussy, featuring rough wood tables, industrial lighting, menus delivered on office clipboards, and a mix of new and old seating–one reviewer called the space reminiscent of the rustic warehouse spaces you find in Copenhagen.
Mirazur, Menton, France
Housed in an unmarked street-level building in the 11th Arrondissement, and furnished with wooden chairs and tables, the restaurant has made a name for itself, also thanks to its luxury interior design. This gem on the French Riviera boasts sweeping coastal views and simple but elegant decor.
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
Guests enter through a theatrical ‘Alice in Wonderland’ 20m ramp, that has an aroma based on damp moss, wood smoke and leather and creates the optical illusion of becoming increasingly smaller as they walk towards a kaleidoscope. The interior incorporates two Dutch master inspired photographs by Romas Foord, Meat Fruit and Snail Porridge extracted from the Historic Heston cook book.
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