Charles de Gaulle is the first French airport to have its own Michelin-starred restaurant. Opened last summer, the I Love Paris restaurant is helmed by three Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin. Designed by India Mahdavi, its interiors were inspired by the Palais Royal and the space also features a Champagne bar. So, the next time you have to sit at this airport during a layover or flight delay, make sure you save some time visiting this restaurant, that is also one of the best hospitality design projects you’ll see. India Mahdavi’s works evoke a chic, global sensibility and that is what you’ll get at I Love Paris.
The Champagne Bar.
In Mahdavi’s mind, a space is a three-dimensional story waiting to be told, and in this hospitality design project she managed to show that in a very elegant way.
The restaurant’s space is anchored by a black-and-white-striped oval bar surrounded by bistro-style stools and two modern mobilelike chandeliers.
Inspired by the classic details of Le Palais Royal, Mahdavi created arcades and filled the restaurant with contemporary furnishings, including leather and velvet upholstery in rich jewel tones for an incredibly luxe look.
India’s work has become a reference for renowned hotels, restaurants and commercial spaces (she has worked for and/or collaborated with the Connaught Hotel in London, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel in Monaco, Claridge’s Hotel in London, L’Apogée in Courchevel, Café Français in Paris, The Gallery at Sketch in London to only name a few). The I Love Paris at Charles de Gaulle airport is another great project!