LA FIRME | DESIGN ET ARCHITECTURE D’INTÉRIEUR
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Bar et restaurant situé dans le Vieux-Montréal, au design moderne inspiré des speakeasy. Le mobilier sur mesure s'arrime à l'architecture centenaire.

Dining room of the restaurant with original stone walls and polished concrete floor. The custom lamps overlook the bar counter made of beech wood. Felt stools and green-gray painted

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

This project by La Firme won the Commerce Design Awards 2015 - Jury Prize as well as two Grands Prix du design — Bar, lounge & nightclub plus Lighting categories.

 

DESIGN

La Firme

PRODUCtion

2014 

ORIGINAL CONCEPT

Jeff Stinco et Edward Zaki

BRANDING

Johan Högdahl

PHOTO

Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

View of the bar with original stone walls and polished concrete floor. Countertop, made of beech wood, copper and marble, surrounded by custom stools finished in felt and painted green-gray
Restaurant kitchen with white brick wall. Several floor finishes in this area: beech wood, polished concrete and statuario marble. A glass wall separates the corridor from the kitchen
View of the bar with original stone walls and polished concrete floor. The counter, made of beech wood, surrounded by custom stools. The back of the backlit bar showcases the bottles
Dining room of the restaurant with original stone walls and polished concrete floor. The custom lamps overlook the bar counter made of beech wood. Felt stools and green-gray painted
Entrance "secret" leading to the basement, modern and classic. Lustrous black paint on molded walls in front of the stone wall incorporating an original door. A linear luminaire indicates the path
Black commercial bathroom. Automatic faucets installed on the washbasin made to measure in black finish metal. A large mirror with a black mosaic section gives us a glimpse of the cabins
Large statuario marble tiles installed on the floor in wallet. A glass wall separates the corridor from the counter area. A lattice made of ribbed steel rods used in storeroom
Restaurant sign. Rectangular light box made of black laser perforated metal. Minimalist and modern pattern made of dots and crosses. Integrated graphics, typology and branding 360
Restaurant business card. Embossed cardboard with minimalist and modern pattern made of a composition of dots and crosses. Silver text, centered inside a rectangle. Built-in Branding 360
Menu card of the restaurant Mimi la Nuit. Thin perforated masonite board with minimalist and modern lace pattern made of a composition of dots and crosses. Built-in Branding 360
Restaurant stamp. Wooden handle with minimalist and modern pattern made of dots and cross. Text printed with turquoise ink, centered inside a rectangle. Built-in Branding 360
Development plan of the restaurant Le Mimi La Nuit realized by the team of interior designers of the firm