ANAHI, the legendary Parisian restaurant, in the Haut Marais district, has been redesigned by Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet (Humbert & Poyet), breathing new life into the restaurant without sacrificing the traditional butcher shop atmosphere it is known for.
Humbert & Poyet strove to respect the décor and retain the charm such as cracks in the porcelain, the reverse painted glass ceiling and the globe lights.
The flooring, although newly installed, could be mistaken for the original. The design team made it from terrazzo, mottled with red stones, which echoes the walls beneath the windows in the porcelain room. Classic bistro chairs, upholstered in South American-inspired Dedar fabric feature, along with tables that have the tips of the table legs made from gilded brass, mirroring the original Art Deco ceiling.
The cocktail bar evokes memories of 1940s steam trains with mahogany-panelled walls covered with braided leather and opaline and polished brass wall lamps.