IMA is a Mediterranean restaurant located in the fashionable area of the Canal St Martin in Paris. The approach for the interior was to translate the unique values of the vegetarian & oriental recipes: fresh, honest and colourful. The open space is split in 2 main areas: the counter to the right and the seating area to the left.
The counter is one continuous workbench where preparation, display and till areas are seamlessly arranged to optimise their functions. The raw concrete blocks support a sleek white corian top with a freestanding timber shelf: a simple honest piece of furniture where customers can exchange with staff and see the live preparation of fresh homemade salads and dishes.
The seating area is composed of crafted timber banquette, shelves and communal table with vintage bright yellow school chairs. All bathed within warm and bright textures: stone and brick walls to either ends, mediterranean “tomette” tiles flooring and a bright feature back wall of colourful damascus tiles arranged in graphic layouts.
Location : Paris
Completion : 2016