• Monsieur Bleu by Joseph Dirand at Palais de Tokyo // Paris, France.


    Posted on 28th May, by Dana Tomić Hughes in architecture, interior design, travel. 9 Comments

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

     

    With an enviable location in the new wing of the Palais de Tokyo, perched on the quays of the Seine just across from the Eiffel Tower, Monsieur Bleu is set to become the City of Light’s new place to be seen. Designed by French architect Joseph Dirand, the interior cleverly combines classical and contemporary, incorporating Dirand’s signature aesthetic – understated, minimal and so-cool-that-it-gives-me-a-headache.

    Named after a fictional character, the restaurant goes against the colour palette of blues that one might expect. Instead – sage, khaki and olive-green tones of plush velvet dominate the space. The same colour can be found in the Connemara green marble of the banquette seating structure. Black and white marble floor tiles, distressed mirror wall panels and geometric chandeliers by Michel Boyer fill the cavernous space.

     

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

     

    Now that the business part is out of the way, please excuse me for just one moment while I go a bit goo-goo-ga-ga over this beautiful, beautiful interior. I mean, isn’t it just so exquisite, elegant, chic, and… ummm, you know… French? You could almost instantly guess it to be in Paris without ever looking at the title. Ahhh, those Parisians, they are so frustratingly stylish and a little bit awesome. Dix points. (That’s ’10 points’ for those who don’t watch Eurovision, or speak fluent Français like moi.)

     

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo in Paris | Yellowtrace.

     

    For more (and larger) images, click through the gallery and use arrows to navigate. Oh, and no problem. You are so welcome!

    Monsieur Bleu | 20, avenue de New York 75116 Paris
    12pm to 2am everyday | terrace open May to September
    website[email protected]

     

     


    [Photos by Adrien Dirand, courtesy of Monsieur Bleu.]

     





  • 9 Responses to “Monsieur Bleu by Joseph Dirand at Palais de Tokyo // Paris, France.”

    1. Therese Moussa says:

      “so-cool-that-it-gives-me-a-headache” = amazing summary

    2. Jo says:

      Liked it on facebook but liking doesn’t come close to how gorgeous this interior design is, makes me breathless..love love the colours taken from the marble. Thank you for sharing this with us. Jo Carmichael x

      • yellowtrace says:

        It’s a pleasure Jo. Thank you for your comment. I love how super lush and opulent the space is, although it never feels like it’s too much – it manages to remain elegant and understated.

    3. salpickering says:

      Joseph.. that man can do no wrong in my eyes. I adore all his work. He’s got the less is more down to a fine art. Thanks Dana for another beauty! ;)

    4. Not only is that a stunning place, beautifully photographed but it has just helped me to get over a creative impasse. You are an angel. Triciax

    5. tom johnson says:

      single word strike in my mind after seeing this pics is “awesome”. really cool collection.

    6. Paula says:

      Thank you for sharing these beautiful images, if anyone knows if the chairs and sconces are available retail I would greatly appreciate any information.



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