Recognized and known as top interior designers, Humbert et Poyet’s modern design projects focus on elegant and scrupulous plans to create and to produce timeless spaces using premium materials such as stone, wood, and bronze. Furthermore, the most significant aspect is to reflect the client’s personality and respect the soul of the place: just a few steps away from the Champs-Elysées there is the Beefbar Paris restaurant, that had opened its doors with a stunning interior design project by Humbert et Poyet, an ode to the richness of the Art Noveau.
Following Monaco, Hong Kong, and Mexico, the partnership continues between Ricardo Giraudi, creator of the Beefbar restaurant concept in 2005, and interior architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet. During the Second World War, the old dining room of the Langham Hotel in Paris was walled up to hide it from the Nazis, since it housed a work of art made in 1898 by the architect Emil Hurtré and painted by Jules Wielhosrki.
The respect for this masterpiece would be the pivot axis of the modern restaurant’s luxury interior project by Humbert et Poyet, but it was mandatory to restored as it deserved, for which they brought together the best craftsmen, manufacturers of mirrors, painters, decorators, willing to give once again to that jewel the splendor of yesteryear.
This historical and aesthetic pattern inspired the design studio Humbert et Poyet, accustomed to creating elegant and peculiar environments, to play the contrast between the old and the extremely contemporary, “a game of love between sobriety and eccentricity”, as they themselves claim, repainting the imposing work following the spirit of the old times, in shades of green and bronze.
The design studio believes that every unique design project has to be designed like a movie set: comparable to stage design, all the decoration should carry the viewer, making one feel like they’re onstage within the theme of the design. Besides this, Humbert Et Poyet always creates a scene with the best lighting and the best decor for the right story featuring modern furniture pieces with a contemporary design.
Saturated colors and contemporary furnishings contrast with the industrial ceiling and the black and minimalist exterior. Art Nouveau-inspired carpets, and Art Deco motifs, all in a vibrant nod to the city’s rich design history: a unique design project by Humbert et Poyet that fits perfectly with a luxury lifestyle!
Photography: Francis Amiand