cafe laperouse backed by an arnault designed by cordelia de castellane

Café Lapérouse: backed by an Arnault, designed by Cordelia de Castellane

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  • Published Jul 8, 2021 Reading time 2 minutes Download Print Text size aA+ aA- Published Jul 8, 2021 The Arnault family have a new interest in the experiential economy, a thoroughly chic new restaurant, backed by Antoine Arnault and located in Paris’ grandest square.Dior Maison Creative Director Cordelia de Castellane – Photo: NamedCaféLapérouse,it’s located within the Hôtel de la Marine, the extensively renovated former naval ministry situated on the north side of Place de la Concorde.Jean-François de Galaup, the count ofLapérouse, was a French naval officer and explorer, whose ship disappeared in a shipwreck in the south Pacific in 1788.And the restaurant has a suitably nautical theme – with a beautiful wallpaper mural of tropical fauna drawn byCordelia de Castellane, the creative director of both Dior kids and the couture house’s home collection and art de la table.“Lapérouse was an enormously romantic figure and I wanted to capture some of that in our design,” explained de Castellane, a highly talented illustrator, who sketched the restaurant’s charming ceramics.She also elevated the street side of the restaurant allowing guests neat views onto Place de la Concorde, where this week crews were building the stands for the annual Bastille Day parade.Photo: The original Lapérouse – an atmospheric historic haunt where noblemen could dine with ladies of easy virtue in private rooms – is located across the Seine on Quai des Grands Augustins.Lapérouse is decidedly opulent and posh, yet relaxed.

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