BenoitGérard | 蒙特利尔一家休闲时尚餐厅
蒙特利尔设计师Alexandre Blazys说,人总是在简单而整洁的空间里看起来更好。当我们看起来不错的时候,我们会感觉更舒服。Blazys和合作伙伴Benoit Gerard的任务是为这家新开的餐厅Dandy打造一个时尚而又轻松的室内环境,他们为餐厅提供了一个同样优雅而朴实的令人愉悦的空间。
People,says Montreal designer Alexandre Blazys,always look better in spaces that are simple and uncluttered.And when we look good,we feel more comfortable.Tasked with creating a stylish,yet relaxed interior for Dandy,a new Montreal restaurant,Blazys and partner Benoit Gérard delivered cheerful a space that is equally elegant and unpretentious.
The first restaurant from celebrated Montreal chef Michael Tozzi,Dandy restaurant is located in a classic Old Port building,with a sculptural Beaux-Arts façade in ocher yellow sandstone.The space,originally an insurance company boasts huge windows.And yet it was very dark when the designers first visited.Inspired by the windows – the only vestiges of the insurance company – they asked themselves what the entrance area would have looked like if the original tenant were still there.As a result,they designed the service counter as if it were that of a bank,positioning it prominently to complement the long dining room and its two rows of banquettes,as well as the kitchen,at the back of the room.Inspired by the curved windows,they soon hit on the idea of building two large arches to set off the dining room.
Above all,the partners worked with light the way they work with wood."To us,light is another raw material.We play with it and sculpt it,just like any other material." Blazys and Gérard opted for yellowish accents,taking advantage of the color's capacity to reflect and absorb light.The result: natural light – a constant presence at Dandy – illuminates faces and enhances the casual ambiance.
Like the chef's kitchen,the entire restaurant needed to be about energy,freshness and simplicity.The partners,therefore,chose a single color – an orange-yellow – to give the space a sunny vibe.The floor is finished in classic white oak,while the entrance hall echoes the banquettes with terrazzo poured in situ.Activity zones,like the service counter near the entrance or the bar near the kitchen,are set apart through the use of red.
摄 影：Adrien Williams