Ciel de Paris by
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

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Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has fitted out a restaurant at the top of the tallest skyscraper in central Paris.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Named Ciel de Paris, the new restaurant is located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower, which at 210-metres-high is taller than everything else around it bar the Eiffel Tower.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Warm lighting glows out from behind the circular mirrors covering the ceiling, as well as around the edges of the room and from beneath the curved central bar.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Chairs designed by Duchaufour-Lawrance feature smooth grey resin and fibreglass shells with orange leather linings.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

This week Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance also revealed a spiralling bookcase inspired by the shape of a fossil.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

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Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Photography is by Vincent Leroux/Temps Machine.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Here's the full press release:


Ciel de Paris

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has designed a soft and profound amber bubble of light on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower: the new Ciel de Paris restaurant interior design and furniture.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

From the bay windows to the central bar, depending on the aura of the mirrors, the skilled composition of the sombre reflections strengthens and transforms perspectives. The view becomes space; space becomes the view.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

The golden glints of the City of Light bounce off the sensual curves and materials. Paris is sparkling and all of a sudden the tower is more desirable.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

This primarily touristic venue has become welcoming and ethereal, a pleasurable experience designed for everyone.

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Furniture + Lights - Bespoke design by Noé Duchaufour- Lawrance

Bar: wood fibre and resin structure, Corian interior with Stopsol extra white glass top, golden interior
Lights produced with Artemide
Ceiling light dimensions: 300x200cm
Ceiling light and suspended illuminating mirrors: made of Stopsol glass (colourless mirror) + honeycomb + gold painted dome
Bar Stools: resin composite materials + glass fibre exterior, grey satin-finish colour, Stolz leather interior, grey satin-finish coated steel base

Furniture - Bespoke design by Noé Duchaufour- Lawrance

Armchairs: resin composite materials + glass fibre exterior, satin-finish grey colour, Stolz leather interior, grey satin-finish coated steel base
Tables: Corian top, lacquered MDF below and resin composite materials + glass fibre, grey satin-finish coated steel base

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Description of Materials and Furniture

Lighting: tailor-designed, in partnership with Artemide
275 lights suspended from the platform comprising:
- direct honeycomb lighting fittings creating graduated light from the outside to the inside
- backlit indirect lighting fittings creating a halo of light projecting onto the ceiling
Acoustic Ceiling: OWAcoustic premium system - Owaplan
Bar: wood fibre and resin structure, Corian interior with Stopsol extra white glass top, golden interior
Main Walls: grey velvet paint
Entracne Wall: curved staff
Back Wall: curved staff
Column Trim: bronze mirror with transparent degradation
Woodwork: lacquered metal
Floor: made-to-measure Taî Ping carpet for the restaurant area and Royal Mosa ceramic sandstone for the entrance hall and sanitary area
Seat: resin composite materials + glass fibre exterior, grey satin-finish colour, Stolz leather interior, grey satin-finish coated steel base.
Benches: wooden structure + upholstered with Stolz leather
Tables: Corian top, lacquered MDF underneath and resin composite materials + glass fibre, grey satin-finish coated steel base

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Total area: 400 m2, 160 seats
Interior design - Designer: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Project Leader: Lluc Giros
Team: Laetitia Leinartz, Grégoire de Lafforest and Alfredo DaSilva
Lighting designer: L’Observatoire International
Visual identity: Yorgo Tloupas

Installer: Chantiers Baudet
Furniture production: Tabisso
Lighting production: Artemide
Carpet production: Tai Ping

  • Philippe

    I don't really like it. It's too big and ''soulless''.

    • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

      I think the intention was to keep it sober so it wouldn't compete with the gorgeous view.

      I quite like it. A very strict palette yet a striking result.

  • Chris

    It's a bit tasteless really.

  • Anne_archi

    Unfortunately it looks more orange than gold, it would be gold, it would be cool !

  • Joe

    Getting a real 70s era “modern” lounge vibe from this.

    5th photo down reminds me of this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lJeJrwl68LE/Tjk5PM_EQzI

    Overall, not too impressed.

  • gee

    Looks more like a science museum if you ask me.

  • ok45some

    Looks like another expensive place to eat. Either you have a lot of money or the company pays it.

  • Gregor Mahnič

    I do not really see how it is sober but I do like the sober reviews. In fact there is only one picture here that strikes me and it is the fifth from the top with those lights with black circles in the middle but the ones where the light eminates by the sides I do not really like!

  • Buuuf

    Very bad and superficial. Looks even cheap.

  • xtiaan

    More Las Vegas than Paris I think…

  • http://www.studio2a.net studio2a

    This looks like a student design. Maybe the intern did this one?