La Maison du Danemark — Paris, France

Dark grey interior of a restaurant in Paris
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Parisians tend to steer well clear of Paris’ Champs-Élysées for fear of the relentless crush of tourists. The arrival of La Maison du Danemark, however, may be just the ticket to lure them back to this part of the 8th arrondissement.

Copenhagen-based design studio Gamfratesi has divided the two levels into two distinct restaurants, dressing the spaces with a catalogue of covetable pieces, among them Gubi’s ‘Beetle’ and ‘Masculo’ chairs, and a ‘Targa’ sofa by Gebruder Thonet Vienna.

On the ground floor, Flora Danica is a contemporary Danish brasserie, furnished in black and white herringboned marble and delicately drawn mimeographs of botanicals, alongside a light-washed conservatorium. Upstairs, the more formal Copenhague is cloaked in dark blue leather and Raf Simons Kvadrat textiles. The menus at both restaurants have been conceived by the Danish chef Andreas Møller as odes to French-inflected Nordic gastronomy which explains the traditional salads and beef tartare in Flora Danica, and the fancier ris de veau, and langoustines upstairs.

Interior of restaurant with dark grey table cloths

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Meal counter in a restaurant

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Narrow eating area in a restaurant

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Light grey seating area and tables

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Green and grey interior design of restaurant

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Set table and chairs in restaurant

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Set table in a light seating area of restaurant

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Light grey set table in restaurant

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ADDRESS

142 Avenue des Champs-Élysées

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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.