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Paris | Dining & NightlifeOctober 5, 2012

Ciel de Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

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

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.

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.

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

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance  revealed a spiralling bookcase inspired by the shape of a fossil. ( DEEZEN)

See ful press release:

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.

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.

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

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

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Photography is by Vincent Leroux/Temps Machine.

Designer: Noé Duchaufour- NOE DUCHAUFOUR LAWRANCE - Designer / Architecte d'intérieur

Restaurant: Restaurant Ciel de Paris | cieldeparis.com

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