Green tiles and plants define Elgi restaurant by CUT architectures in Paris

Green tiles and plants define Elgi restaurant by CUT architectures in Paris

Elgi is a fast casual restaurant chain with 6 locations in Paris that serves popular super bowls. Architectural practice CUT architectures was approached to create an upcoming shops identity.

“Aimed at an urban clientele, the reference to vegetables is here deliberately technical. It is more a matter of assuming the controlled and standardized aspect of this agriculture than pretending an archaic factitious agriculture. In the manner of greenhouse cultivation, steel poles punctuate the space and support signage, lighting fixtures, a large communal table as well as planter inviting nature within the restaurant. The lines are straight, clean and radical in the manner of field cultivation. Efficiency and simplicity are assumed. The mirrors multiply the space. Green tiles, raw concrete flooring and orange leather banquettes bring freshness to the whole space,” said Benjamin Clarens and Yann Martin, Founders of CUT architectures

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date completed: 2018
  • Size: 970 square feet
  • Design: CUT architectures
  • Photos: David Foessel
Straight, clean and radical lines

Counter

Steel poles punctuate space
Dining area
Communal table
Mirrors multiply space
Planters

Detail of banquette

Exterior