Klay Saint Sauveur — Paris, France
Since opening in 2010, Paris’ hip members-only gym, Klay Club, has been keeping design-led fitness fans healthy by providing state-of-the-art exercise equipment and programmes in equally slick surroundings. A makeover two years ago, courtesy of designer Charlotte Biltgen, was a breath of fresh air for the club’s shared spaces, that included a tropical terrace with eye-catching tabletops and colourful raffia and metal seating by Casamania.
Things have been shifted around once again, and the previous restaurant, Le Sinople, has now been replaced by Klay Saint Saveur, a health-focused eatery serving up light, wholesome fare from salads with organic salmon, avocado and quinoa to veggie burgers and a range of detox fruit juices and cocktails.
Now located in the former street-facing retail space, but still backing onto the luscious outdoor courtyard, the restaurant has been designed by local outfit Toro & Liautard, who have opted to anchor the space with a curved Italian marble-topped bar, from where diners, perched on tubular high stools, can nurse signature Big Sur cocktails.
Elsewhere, low, cane barrel back chairs, quilted velvet leopard print banquettes and woven bamboo paddle ceiling fans, add an updated West Coast country club chic, and potted plants and splashes of inky greens create a nature-inspired aesthetic. Meanwhile, artist Julien Colombier’s bold shadowy leafy mural crowns the skilfully balanced interiors.