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An Industrial Chic Parisian Pizza Parlor

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 07, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Aug 06, 2015

Parisian pizza parlor - try saying that three times fast! Margherita is a new industrial chic restaurant in the trendy St. Germain-de-prés neighborhood on Paris' Left Bank. The restaurant, designed by Paris-based designer Laura Gonzalez, isn't's housed in a four-story, 9700 sq ft space that was formerly a stationery shop. The bar area features a live-edge wood island surrounded by an eclectic array of bar stools, all found by scouring flea markets and eBay. Lighting is provided by both industrial-looking pendants and bronze wall-lighting. The banquette seating area (a gorgeous bespoke leather piece) is lit by a mix of wall lights and industrial-style table lamps . The finish of the walls remain rough and exposed, a hallmark of the industrial chic style. Similarly, the floor remains unpolished and will develop a patina over time as more and more feet move through the bar and restaurant.  The shelf above the banquette features a collection of vintage globes, continuing the salvage-like look and feel of the bar stools The main dining room is less rustic than the bar area, but retains its industrial chic aesthetic with its exposed brickwork, duct work and corrugated metal. Lighting in this space is once again a mix of industrial bronze wall lamps and pendants with the addition of two striking large pendants. The shades look like they are made of rough organic looking material, another trait of industrial chic style. The cozy private dining room features a rough-surfaced concrete ceiling and a pair of modern crystal chandeliers . A large wood topped pedestal table with subway tiles (subway tiles always remind me of old-school pizza parlors in NYC) sits under a large range hood with a rusty patina. At the center of the table it looks like a cooking or warming surface (otherwise, why the need for a hood?) - cool! In a stroke of genius, the people at Margherita created the "Kids Kingdom" on the second floor that is full of toys and books to keep little minds busy and entertained. This way families can bring the kiddos to enjoy the pizza-centric fare with out disrupting other patrons' dining experience. Although the color palette in the family area is different than the rest of the design, the industrial chic theme continues with the extensive use of rustic wood furnishings and paneling. The bronze close-to-ceiling lights and other industrial looking light fixtures also give the green-plastered walled place an industrial chic feel. Gonzalez brought all the right elements necessary into the restaurant to achieve the industrial chic look, which has resulted in a gorgeous restaurant that I'd love to go to enjoy a (most likely) gourmet pizza. image Source: Architectural Digest






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