Interior designers Studio Janréji in collaboration with architects Lemoal & Lemoal are presently undertaking the refurbishment of the famous Moulin de la Galette restaurant in Montmartre.
Victim of its own success, the Moulin de la Galette has long since fallen from its former glory. Immortalised by artists such as Renoir (Bal du Moulin de la Galette ), Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Picasso, the Moulin de la Galette had fallen into a tourist trap, offering an out-dated and somewhat kitsch reflection of Paris in a bygone era.
Positioning the Moulin de la Galette as top-end address, with a unique identity steeped in history, the refurbishments under the art direction of Studio Janréji will involve a 360° make-over of the restaurant. Using contemporary design codes to revive and not erase not the restaurants’ colourful past, Studio Janréji will draw inspiration from diverse selection of designers from 1930s and 1940s, as well as Tadao Ando.
The restaurants’ new interior will feature bespoke handcrafted furniture and decorative wooden wall panelling, contrasted with raw materials such as concrete. Bearing witness to the restaurant’s more recent past, the table frequented by actress-singer Dalida keeps its original place. Bearing witness to the past, while beckoning a new and exciting chapter of the restaurants’ history to begin.
Opening date: November 2015