One of the most famous designers in the world,Philippe Starck, has opened the doors to his latest project this current month in Paris, a restaurant set within one of the biggest flea markets in the world, in the Saint Ouen flea market at the northern edge of the city, a site which attracts both tourists and locals.
Ma Cocotte is described by Starck as “a bowl”, triggering childhood memories with all the vintage accessories yet open to a stainless steel kitchen.
In his own words, Starck describes his concept:
My midget, my rabbit, my doe, my poppet, my hen, my quail, ma cocotte.
The canteen designed by Philippe Starck opens its doors in Saint Ouen flea market.
Led by the restaurateurs Philippe & Fabienne Amzalak with Yannick Papin as chef, ma cocotte is a restaurant with 250 seats, divided between an industrial loft and two terraces located on Serpette and Paul Bert markets.
Admirative of flea market society, of its antiquaries, Philippe Starck has always wanted to move there and be like them.
With this restaurant, he realized his childhood dream.
“Ma cocotte is not a restaurant, it's a bowl.
A bowl of hot soup, a bowl of steaming coffee, a bowl of fragrant tea, a bowl of wine…
Ma cocotte, in a beautiful winter morning, is fire, arms welcoming to warm your heart and body.
That's all, but it's a lot.
Welcome home. “