La Petite Bretagne by
Paul Crofts Studio

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Gingham and lace patterns have been screen-printed onto the tables and shelves of this Breton crêperie in west London designed by Paul Crofts Studio.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

In the centre of the Hammersmith restaurant, a large communal table has been screen-printed with a gingham design hand-drawn by illustrator Katharine Gorham.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

The cast-concrete counter and concrete floor feature an abstract scaled-up version of the gingham pattern.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

Reclaimed French oak parquet flooring has been used on the main part of the floor.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

The shelves are screen-printed with a lace design inspired by traditional bonnets from Brittany in the west of France.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

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La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

Photographs are by Chris Tubbs.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

Here's some information from the designer:


Paul Crofts Studio – La Petite Bretagne, a new crêpe restaurant in Hammersmith, west London.

The restaurant is inspired by the feel and aesthetic of the traditional French bistro, and the historic craft of Brittany from where the crêpe originates. Gingham tablecloths, industrial lighting, homely decorative details have all been given a contemporary twist.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

With a layout designed to evoke the intimate setting of a domestic kitchen or dining room, a communal table in solid ash dominates the main space. The bespoke designed table features an oversized hand-drawn interpretation of the French gingham tablecloth by illustrator Katharine Gorham, screen printed directly onto the tabletop.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

Crêpes are made to order at a cast concrete counter featuring an abstracted version of the gingham pattern, which is again reflected on the acid etched cast concrete floor.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

This concrete provides a contrast with the warmth of the reclaimed French oak parquet flooring found elsewhere in the restaurant.Bespoke shelving in solid ash reflects the material of the communal table, with red steel coat hooks making further reference to a relaxed domestic setting.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

The shelves are screen printed with a lace design, also by Gorham, which was inspired by Brittany’s famous lace ‘coiffe’ bonnets; framed prints of the lace appear elsewhere in the restaurant.

La Petite Bretagne by Paul Crofts Studio

With specially-designed industrial-style lighting and understated seating, the character of La Petite Bretagne is that of a modern, pared-back take on nostalgic French restaurant design.

  • http://habotai.blogspot.co.uk Amy

    I just recently visited La Petite Bretagne. The interior really is beautiful! x

  • allie

    Hi, do you know the designer for the lighting? They are just amazing…

    • http://twitter.com/Dezeen @Dezeen

      Hi allie,

      Paul says the lights were designed specifically for this project but will now go into production under the brand name Isomi and will launch at 100% Design in London this September.

      Hope that helps!

      Rose/Dezeen

  • http://www.ercol.com Edward Tadros

    Good looking chairs.

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk Kate Austin

    I agree about the lights. Don't suppose the tables will be going into production too? Such a great idea.