Moulin de la Galette in Paris, Montmartre

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Moulin de la Galette

Parisian Historical Dining Venue in Montmartre, France – restaurant design by Studio Janréji

16 Dec 2015

Moulin de la Galette in Paris

Location: 83 rue Lepic, Montmartre, Paris, France

Design: Studio Janréji in association with the Lemoal and Lemoal architects

Studio Janréji, in collaboration with Lemoal & Lemoal, breathes new life into the Moulin de la Galette

Paris’ historic windmill restaurant on the heights of Montmartre

Moulin de la Galette

With his signature technique of juxtaposing and overlapping contrasting eras and styles, interior designer and founder of Studio Janréji, Régis Conseil, revives The Moulin de la Galette restaurant using contemporary design codes to respect but not erase not the restaurants’ colourful past.

Moulin de la Galette Montmartre

Immortalised by artists such as Renoir (Bal du Moulin de la Galette), ToulouseLautrec, Van Gogh and Picasso, this Montmarte restaurant had long since fallen victim to tourism, offering a kitsch reflection of Paris in a bygone era. Rightfully re-positioning the restaurant as top-end address with a unique identity steeped in history, the refurbishments under the art direction of Studio Janréji involved a 360° make-over of the restaurant.

Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre

The brutal modernism of the restaurants’ newly exposed raw concrete ceiling, left in its simplicity, engage with the refined decorative wooden panelling of the walls; the lower wall in rich dark wood and the upper wall, a delicate shade of ivy.

Moulin de la Galette in Paris

The conflicting materials overlap, contrast, yet complete. Creating harmony and giving overall direction to the interior of the restaurant. The generous yet sober lines of the soft velvet seating, in royal blue and taupe, culminate the blend of styles and materials.

Paris restaurant design by Studio Janréji

The metallic Mondian-esque structure of the bar is crowned by the apparent interior wooden structure of the original industrial mill. The bold juxtaposition, rich in promise, invites the evening to roll merrily into the small hours.

historic windmill restaurant on the heights of Montmartre

The table frequented by actress-singer Dalida has been conserved, with a brass name-plate in her honour. Keeping its original place in the restaurant and above all bearing witness to this Paris restaurant’s extraordinary past. The project was realised in association with the Lemoal and Lemoal architects.

Paris restaurant by Studio Janréji

Historic Montmartre windmill restaurant in Paris images / information from Studio Janréji

Location: 83 rue Lepic, Paris (18), France

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