Jaime Hayon has designed the “Le Sergent Recruteur”, a restaurant that is all about simplicity, harmony, intimate atmosphere, and eloquent uniqueness. Located on rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile / 75004, in the heart of Paris, the restaurant embraces its historic address “as the first place where the soldiers of Napoleon found themselves conscripted to fight”.
The restaurant is a veritable culinary bridge between the Rive Droite style and the style of the Rive Gauche.
The restaurant features a variety of design elements uniquely created by Jaime Hayon exclusively for Sergent Recruteur. One of a kind pieces such as the Aubusson style tapestry woven by the Museum of Textiles in Amsterdam, masks and vases created by Jaime Hayon himself, give the space a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Sergent Recruteur is divided into three areas. The entrance of the restaurant features a bar that welcomes visitors to an eclectic selection of drinks and dishes from around the world.
The bar area is separated from the restaurant through a glass honeycomb panel, that keeps the two spaces open and inviting. The white walls, marble floors and green accents give the interior a relaxed, and elegant look, while the unique art pieces add visual interest to the space and reflect its historical nature.
An illuminated wooden staircase leads visitors to a hidden private dining room in the basement. The stone walls and wine displays are reminiscent of a wine cellar, yet the furnishing and art pieces give warmth to the space. The private area features a table for ten, and glass cabinets that reveal the restaurant’s collection of dishes from different matured meats such as prosciutto.
Sergent Recruteur offers a controlled balance between style and comfort, with Jaime Hayon transforming the historical place into a diverse restaurant full of unique elements.
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