Epoca is an Art Deco-inspired interior design restaurant, which has become the designer destination to visit. The modern bar was designed by Emilie Bonaventure, which is one of the most talked about names in the interior design world.
A marriage of cultures, Epoca is an Italian restaurant with an iconic French style located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building in the 7th arrondissement. Emilie Bonaventure has selected a limited colour palette, opting for a warming golden/yellow hue that lures the eye up to the ceiling, visually expanding the space.
The upholstery such as the booth seating and patterned tiles on the floor echo the colourway, unifying the space. The Art Deco interior design captures the signature style, exhibiting Bonaventure’s passion for merging contemporary and traditional design through the use of luxurious textures, patterns and fine detail.
Retro lighting ideas can be seen throughout the restaurant, adding a touch of vintage glamour with the classic opaline globe lamps finished with brass detailing in several different styles. The bar-top contains two half globe up-lighters whilst the main dining areas showcase beautiful five-globe chandeliers.
Black lacquer table tops have been paired with Parisian style wooden dining chairs as a beautiful contrast to the golden tones. The use of black continues throughout the restaurant, seen in the piping detail of the modern furniture, the construction of the bar and lower half of the wall panelling. A connection between these two worlds has been complemented by the use of black and white striped wallpaper that covers the midsection of the walls. The bold use of black and white stripe can also be seen in the impressive tiling that wraps itself around the central bar.
It would not be a true Emilie Bonaventure design with an equally impressive rest-room to match. Adding a sense of mystery, the light golden tones have been replaced with a rich mocha brown that magnifies the brass fixtures and fittings used within the space. Black tiles, work surface, basin and decorative curtains echo a similar use of colour in the main restaurant, in keeping with a Parisian grandeur depicted in many of Bonaventure’s wonderful designs.
In an Art Deco setting, the venue is full of life and shared life experiences, at Epoca, you lunch, you dine, you take an aperitivo to get away from it all, Italian style.
Epoca is a “warm, friendly, well-lit Italian bistro, chic but free from ostentation”. For more bar furniture solutions consult our Shop page.
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