SAIGON COFFEE BAR & RESTAURANT
       
     
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SAIGON COFFEE BAR & RESTAURANT
       
     
SAIGON COFFEE BAR & RESTAURANT

After being one of the temples of oriental gastronomy for fifteen years, the owners decided they wanted to try to attract a new audience while maintaining its essence. This led the studio to design a space drawing on oriental inspiration while maintaining a contemporary twist; where Chinese antiques sit alongside a rationalist chair with steel legs designed by the studio. The basement, which is more casual and contemporary, boasts a large cocktail bar to receive its clientele and has become the focal point of this space together with a large grid staircase combining large marble pieces with latticework in Chinese lacquer. On the floor above, a more decorative and colonial space was created so the regulars would still feel at home. The roof has cloth panelling to improve the acoustics in a building that works well both during the day, thanks to its large windows, and at night, with its intimate atmosphere and spot lighting at each table.

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Photos by Daniel Schäfer