MIMI LA NUIT
A TWO-IN-ONE SPACE
For Mimi la Nuit, we first had to find a way to don one single space with two functions and two entrances: a bar and a restaurant which could jumble together depending on the scenario of the evening. The walls, full of history, guided the design and the concept: an evocation of the secret, intimate and muffled atmosphere of the speakeasies as if Mimi la nuit were dating back to the Prohibition years and had always remained a well-kept secret.
NOBLE MATERIALS AND DISCREET LIGHTING
In the premises, we move along century-old stone walls and an off-set glass partition which renders a slant perspective to the ensemble. The choice of material was based on certain specific criteria that had to convey warm, rich and timeless notions. Therefore, we looked at copper (oxidised or non-oxidised), marble, concrete, glass and ash: noble materials that age well without being associated with any particular era. The entire lighting, mostly composed of incandescent lamps, is treated indirectly. Reflected on copper plates or on existing joists, no light source is visible, resulting in a discreet, almost smoky light.
THREE AWARDS FOR LA FIRME
Jeff Stinco et Edward Zaki
Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard