This legendary venue was first opened by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III in 1867. Its recent refurbishment plays off the frisson of its proximity to the theatres… back to when it started, so conveniently situated next to the stage doors when it was a favourite of Edward VII and Lillie Langtry and Oscar Wilde.
My favourite room has to be ‘The Apartment’ with its wooden wall paneling along with the decorative geometric ceiling. All the individual pieces of retro furniture in the different corners of the room create a real residential feel to the bar, a bit like going out but feeling like you are still in the comfort of your own home – my perfect night!
Highlights include the Warren Platner side table and matching grey Panton Cone Chairs and comfy Le Corbusier style sofas.
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Tagged bar, dining, furniture, kettners, le corbusier, mid century modern, private members bar, restaurant, retro, verner panton, warren platner
Stefi Orazi Le Corbusier inspired Notecards
Designed and produced to coincide with the major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, this Spring, these greeting cards feature 6 illustrated buildings by Le Corbusier.
Available from TwentyTwentyOne
Boby Plastic Trolley by Joe Colombo
Originally designed in 1970 as an accessory for drawing tables, Joe Colombo’s Boby trolley is instantly recognisable.
Available from Aram
Re-trouvé Metal Chair by Patricia Urquiola
Available from Chaplins
Tubular Steel Chair and Table by Living Divani
Designed by Shiro Kuramata, his furniture combines the elegance of oriental traditions with the minimalist forms commonly seen in the pieces during the mid century modern period.
Available from Chaplins
Retro 1960’s Sideboard with coloured door panels
Not exactly the same as the one featured in this month Elle Decor but the closest I could find!
There is a wide selection of colour fronted sideboards available from Modern Retro
“How do you warm up an iconic Modernist House? Tactile materials and hits of colour bring a touch of cosiness to this clean-lined retreat….” Elle Decoration Nov ’08
This cosy Modernist Lounge includes the iconic Le Corbusier sofa and LTR Occational Table by Charles and Ray Eames. The straight lines are toned down using the flokati rug and I love the Perpex ‘Usame’ coffee table by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell which houses a selection of book and magazines.
Kartell Coffee table available from Nest: