Citrons et Huîtres oyster bar creates impression of "diving into an aquarium"

French inside designer Marion Mailaender has accomplished a seafood bar in Paris named Citrons et Huîtres, which options oyster-shaped door handles and a chrome steel counter knowledgeable by fishmongers.

Mailaender, who specialises in creating areas “with an amazing sense of humour”, designed the bar to resemble an elevated market stall, the place company can dine inside or take away platters of oysters and shellfish.

Citrons et Huîtres is an oyster bar with coral-coloured stools

Citrons et Huîtres has a uncooked metal facade knowledgeable by the storefronts of native fishmongers, which have floor-to-ceiling home windows that open onto the streets of Paris.

Company enter the bar via a door with a bronze deal with formed like an oyster shell, whereas an identical neon signal is fastened on the facade above the bar’s title.

Citrons et Huîtres's door, featuring door handles shaped like oysters
The bar has door handles formed like oyster shells

Inside, the area has a vaulted ceiling that reaches greater than 4 and a half metres in top, which is painted blue along with the partitions to create the impression of “diving into a tremendous aquarium”, the house owners mentioned.

The partitions are embellished with prints by Mailaender’s husband, the artist Thomas Mailaender, who used a cyanotype printing course of courting again to 1842 to supply ethereal blue pictures of coastal scenes.

Outside a Parisian oyster bar, featuring a oyster-shaped neon sign
An oyster-shaped neon signal decorates the facade

Counter tops are rendered in chrome steel and completed with a “pearly sheen”, whereas coral-coloured stools line the bar.

The bar serves native French oysters from Brittany, introduced on chrome steel trays that complement the inside.

“Like a market stall with its chrome steel seafood counter, Citrons et Huîtres invitations company to savour essentially the most unbelievable oysters whereas sipping on a glass of white,” the bar’s house owners defined.

Citrons et Huîtres features a stainless steel centre with coral-coloured stools and blue walls
Partitions and ceilings are painted in a moody shade of blue

The title Citrons et Huîtres was chosen to reference a still-life by French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who as soon as had his studio in the identical constructing that now homes the oyster bar.

“On the top of his glory in 1900, Renoir created Citrons et Huîtres, a chunk of artwork that celebrates essentially the most stunning shellfish, categorised as a nationwide heritage of French artwork,” mentioned the house owners.

Close-up photograph of oyster basket resting on coral-coloured stool
The bar serves native French oysters and mussels from Brittany

Different oyster bars with interiors knowledgeable by the meals on supply embody Vancouver’s ShuckShuck, which is traversed by a curving concrete counter, and Watchman’s in Atlanta with its “spare nautical” interiors.

The images is by Thomas Tissandier.