Daniel Rozensztroch and Paola Navone are two artists who clearly want to continue going on creating and showing off to the world their work. The two have worked together recently and introduced The Spoon Restaurant (La Cuillère).
At the Maison & Objet 2022, we see The Spoon Restaurant due to two creative forces—an Italian architect and designer and artistic director Paola Navone and architect Daniel Rozensztroch. The main attraction is the fantastic collection of spoons from different parts of the world and different eras. Maison & Objet provided the two designers complete freedom to design the flagship restaurant and be creative as they have been famous for decades of work. The two friends share similarities and “share the same taste for popular objects that have a history”. They like layering items that offer a more personal feel.
Designers: Paola Navone and Daniel Rozensztroch
Everything Paola Navone and Daniel Rozensztroch work on become successful. The La Cuillère (The Spoon) is the latest as it is a showcase of a spoon collection amassed by Rozensztroch during his travels. About 2,000 spoons are ready to be admired, made from different materials like metal, glass, porcelain, bone, and mother-of-pearl.
The spoon is significant because of its special purpose. Rozensztroch described it as “a universal, almost essential item” and the “first tool we learn to use as babies, and even the last one we use to feed ourselves when we are very old.” A spoon can be many things, but it mainly symbolizes “exchange and generosity.”
The Spoon Restaurant is meant to be a place not only of beautiful things and beautiful decors but also of delicious cuisine. The food served at the restaurant is sumptuous and is meant to be eaten with a spoon. The ambiance of the restaurant is nostalgic but with a contemporary feel. The use of red and white gingham fabric makes it a fun restaurant that will remind you of decades ago. The lace curtains complement the vintage vibe of the spoon museum-like restaurant.
There are huge Plexiglas dining tables mounted on blocks to show off the spoon collection. The tables become display tables where they could enjoy their meal or a cup of coffee. There won’t be any dull conversation here because you’d be admiring and talking about each spoon displayed.
The restaurant’s facade is covered with gingham tiles. The white laser-cut paper lace adds charm to the restaurant and shows some vintage French vibe. The wallpaper shows images of the spoon collection, perfectly creating an ambiance that is quite poetic and magical.
The restaurant marries old charm and modern design. It doesn’t appear really luxurious and restrictive, but the restaurant invites people to be comfortable, confident, and just enjoy themselves. Daniel Rozensztroch’s spoon collection is precious and each item is protected. Of course, you won’t be able to use any spoon from the collection, but you can be taken to different eras and places as you inspect every spoon on display. Paola Navone’s creativity and charm are apparent in this restaurant which you can now visit at Maison&Objet at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.