Throughout Maison&Objet autumn 2022, Cristina Celestino created a sublime restaurant the place guests may chat, dine and calm down, referred to as Palais Exotique. The architect-turned-designer was awarded designer of the 12 months by the truthful and sought inspiration from town for her Parisian cafe. The short-term set up transported truthful guests to a tranquil setting of unique magnificence, love of decor and keenness for shade.
‘I’m very proud to be awarded designer of the 12 months by Maison&Objet,‘ begins Cristina Celestino in an interview given to designboom on the 2022 truthful. ‘I’m additionally very completely satisfied that I used to be given the chance to design this challenge. It’s important that an Italian designer is chosen by a French truthful. That is particularly so as a result of my work has at all times had a robust reference to this nation.‘
Cristina Celestino created Palais Exotique as a sublime bistro, tearoom and restaurant
All photographs courtesy of Maison&Objet
After finding out and beginning his profession as an architect, Cristina Celestino ventured into inside design, its furnishings and even with trend manufacturers equivalent to FENDI. She began her personal observe in 2013, devoted to her private design philosophy, which interacts the historical past of French artwork and the Italian Renaissance with the current. The outcomes unite the period to offer luxurious items for as we speak.
The short-term set up transported truthful attendees to a peaceable setting of lovely and colourful decor
Palais Exotique was impressed by town Dwelling&Object. A Parisian cafe from the previous has been introduced into the trendy day with modern touches. The house – bistro, tea room and restaurant relying on the time of day – gave fairgoers an opportunity to attach in a pleasing, quiet setting away from the industrial facet.
‘I selected to design a restaurant, however Maison&Objet gave me the liberty to design a distinct house, be it a piece space or an exhibition. The cafe doesn’t have a industrial distinction. In contrast to the remainder of the truthful, merchandise are positioned in context relatively than on show. Individuals can sit, have conversations and revel in a extra luxurious expertise inside the bottom,“explains the designer.
A Parisian cafe from the previous has been introduced into the trendy day with modern touches
The perimeter in addition to the inside house dividers of the restaurant used hand-woven architectural furnishings by Ames. Made out of pure fibers, the German-Colombian model’s designs are additionally used as ornamental wall artwork in a passionate brilliant yellow. A low desk designed by Celestino for Ames frames the house together with different collaborations by the designer.
Merchandise designed by Celestino furnish the café, from the Ames low desk to the Moooi Aldora couch
‘The restaurant options a lot of my designs for various manufacturers. This consists of the Corolla armchair and the Frisée chair for Billiani, which makes use of shade upholstery combos for the seats. The Moooi Aldora couch has a geometry impressed by the Italian Renaissance, whereas there may be additionally a settee, Parterre, that I designed for Quinti. All of the furnishings works collectively on this luxurious setting,‘, Cristina tells Celestino that she can have a design increase at Maison&Objet in autumn 2022.
Different collaborations are introduced within the context of the Parisian cafe. Armchair Corolla and Frisée by Billions, which the designer has served as artwork director since 2019, highlighted his inventive philosophy that balances a modern but enjoyable aesthetic. The merchandise additionally confirmed her use of various supplies and crafts. Materials chosen from indulgence add mixes of textures and colours to the house. The Fifth Parterre couch, Moooi Aldora couch, Attico vases and a number of other items collectively accentuated the sweetness, decor and shade of the Palais Exotique.