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19 Oct ’12

Ma Cocotte The Latest Restaurant By Philippe Starck | Restaurant Design

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. “


24 Oct ’10

A Selection from the Outdoor’s Finest

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”       Vincent Van Gogh

It is Outdoor season in many countries now such as those in the gulf, in order to help you decide and check out what’s hip and what’s new,  I put up photos of some of the most beautiful outdoor furniture and pieces from various brands. Some have just been released and others have become icons in the recent past. With the wave hitting the outdoor furniture designs, it is not surprising that most brands are collaborating with some of the world’s most talented designers to release signature pieces. Some of the designers have done outdoor pieces for more than one brands and have found success in all. (more…)

3 Sep ’10

Maison & Objet 2010: 10 years 10 designers

It’s that time of the year again, tomorrow Maison & Objet 2010 officially kicks off in Paris, France. The exhibition featuring the best brands of furniture, home decoration, and accessories starts tomorrow September 3rd till September 7th,2010. This year for the exhibition’s 10th anniversary the featured designer is the well known Philippe Starck who is the creator of the year 2010, 10 years after his first nomination. The showcase will feature 10 talents for 10 different designers who will be the generation of the next 10 years.

A 5 minute video interview with Starck himself explains it all.

For those who are visiting, hope you enjoy it.

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