An astonishing haven of peace a stone’s throw from the exhibition center. Porte de Versailles, the newly inaugurated Perchoir does not invest a rooftop this time but offers a breathtaking view of the largest urban farm in Europe, with which the restaurant obviously collaborates. It is the interior designer Fanny Perrier who staged this space between authentic spirit and popular urban chill out.
Le Perchoir, between terrace and winter garden
Two accesses are possible to reach the Perchoir: the footbridge leads you directly to the terrace while the access from the lobby offers an airlock of intimacy, in a winter garden spirit, already present from the choice of materials; the floor is an uncertain opus, a popular covering for the garden, traditionally used in Antiquity to dress the floors. On the ceiling, the interior designer reproduced a work of trellis, the murals, in a spirit of Japanese prints painted by the artist Fanny Chaix Bryan …
For the restaurant too, the choice of ceramic inscribes the timeless spirit of the place: the open kitchen is marked with white tiles, while the bar and the kiosk-trattoria are covered with molded pieces in the shape of bamboo, in shades of green. in the continuity of declining this vegetal spirit, designed by Botteganove.
Most of the furniture items were custom designed, with the exception of a few benches and chairs at Sika Design.
An ode to time and plants
The plant is of course present, especially to dress the 5 m high ceiling: eventually between ivy and “descending” plants a green curtain will dress the interior-exterior transition. Olive trees and fig trees in large pots, long planters backed by XXL benches come to structure the space and participate in this impression of cozy patios where it is good to come and meet day and night. The lighting has of course been carefully designed to fit perfectly into the atmosphere, subdued in the small private lounges under pergolas that run along part of the terrace.
As she expresses it, to draw, Fanny Perrier seizes memories, “Images that come back and resurface “, She chooses a timeless atmosphere, between an arbor, large benches on the terrace like so many mini-lounges, while keeping a geometric trace in the choice of interior fabrics (designed by KellyWearstler for Lee Jofa):” Our desire was to create a romantic garden, charming in the English spirit by associating it with Mediterranean vegetation. We imagined a nature which takes possession of the place. “
Fanny Perrier likes to bring back “The hand of man” in the interiors that she animates and to do this surrounds herself with artists and craftsmen whom she has guided in their work, like the monumental stained glass lanterns produced by Marie-Pierre Bouaziz, in the greenhouse of the restaurant. For the Perchoir, she called on artists who have designed works for the place, such as the Butterflies by Jean-Marie Appriou, which will integrate the Perchoir collection.
A friendly restaurant
“I like to create a friendly dialogue through the functionality of a space, which is why the kitchen is open to the restaurant. The stoves placed in the central island are the beginnings of a family and generous cuisine ” explains Fanny Perrier. The Perchoir Porte de Versailles can accommodate up to 400 people with its 250 m² restaurant and 489 m² terrace.
Le Perchoir Versailles – Terrace of Hall 6 – 2 avenue de la Porte de la Plaine – 75015 Paris