Brazilian brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana were invited by the Musée d’Orsay to redesign the Café de l'Horloge that opened in Paris in early November. The first eatery designed by the Campana brothers in Paris is inspired by the great French glassmaker Emile Gallé and takes you on a colourful, aquatic journey that pays tribute to Art Nouveau. The interior is filled with new and developed pieces of furniture made with their longtime collaborator the Italian manufacturer Edra.
Orange squiggly screens are a further development of their Corallo armchair designed in 2004, gold Campana lamps hover above like a flock of shimmering bells, and white 'lilly pad' seats are a completely new design that complement the simple timber tabletops. The Campana's somewhat cheeky playfulness is a fresh take on tradition and a well-received breath of fresh air for the newly renovated gallery.
When in France visit Café Campana at the Musée d’Orsay, 62, rue de Lille, Paris.