The New Philippe Starck Restaurant at the Marché aux Puces of Saint OuenPosted on
He has decorated cafes, restaurants, and hotels in Paris, Tokyo and London…. The next challenge for the famous designer is a restaurant in the heart of the largest antiques and vintage market in the world: that of Paris Saint Ouen.
Twenty minutes by car from the Champs Elysées is the first and best source for design and vintage lovers. The market is a delight to bargain hunters, American interior designers, incognito celebrities, fashionitas, and those who love strolling in unusual settings. It is more than a market: it is a place where different cultures and interests blend. Anyone can find inspiration here at the Marché Saint Ouen.
After 2 years of research, Philippe Amzalak – who owns the one-star Michelin restaurant “Bon” in the 16th arrondissement – and his partner Michel Seydoux bought a space within the trendy Marché Serpette. The team has invested four million euros into the realization of their restaurant, which will be conceived by the creator, designer, and architect Philippe Starck.
The restaurant will be a high-end, “haut de gamme” venue. In the spirit of a loft with two floors, the space is being constructed out of zinc, wood, copper, and red bricks. 250 seats on the ground floor will each offer a view of the kitchen, the two salons of the floor above, and the two outdoor terraces.
It was Philippe Starck himself who inspired Amzalak and Seydoux to take on this endeavor, as he is passionate about the vintage and design market. His ardor is evident in his décor, which, while ambitious and original, keeps the spirit of the celebrated Marché Saint Ouen.
The restaurant will be open next spring.