In the historic Le Marais district of Paris, sprawls a charming Art Deco glass painted ceiling, mahogany panelled walls and golden cracks in porcelain white tiles of restaurant ANAHI, temptingly inviting customers to step inside this theatrical establishment, also known to be somewhat of a fashion hub among the city’s couture crowd. For the restaurant legend Riccardo Giraudi, a renowned high-quality meat importer and creator of the global ‘Beefbar’ brand popping up all over the world, the design approach was all about preserving Anahi’s heritage and traditional butcher shop atmosphere.
The story of Anahi’s somewhat dated décor yet unique ambiance has been revived by the talented interior designer duo Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet. Rather than starting anew, the brief called for celebrating the restaurant’s history, drawing upon much of the existing texture and structure while reinforcing its lively Argentinean identity. Humbert & Poyet have created a non-pretentious and sophisticated space with 54 seats, where rich palette and polished brass connect the restaurant to its Parisian flair while the soft and delicate updates bring out a more romantic side at play. Inspired by the restaurant’s long-standing identity, strong soul and good vibes, the design exposes raw bones of a space while also creating an equally refined interior. We see numerous references of simplicity and elegance woven throughout the space, turning those charming imperfections into a piece of art.