The Publicis Drugstore already looked back onto a glamorous history of 60 years when the brasserie of the Parisian luxury department store re-opened in May 2017 after it was thoroughly restored by British designer Tom Dixon.
The new restaurant on the Champs-Élysées is called Le Drugstore. Dixon’s Design Research Studio first had the restaurant totally pitted and then rebuilt using honest materials that would age well. Especially impressive: the extensive use of marble in the open show kitchen.
Dixon wants to decelerate restaurant guests furnished in the style of the 60s. His helpers on this mission: long red sofas, velvet upholstery and dimmed light.
Some of the custom-made seats were inspired by the designs of Mathieu Matégot for the Publicis Drugstore in the 50s.
Design Research Studio
Custom-made, Tom Dixon