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Le Jardinier

Discover a large Wall-Upholstery project realized by world-acclaimed interior designer Joseph Dirand.

Joseph Dirand

Joseph Dirand

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"Le Jardinier, Joseph Dirand's new oasis restaurant" - AD Magazine

In early 2019, Jouffre collaborated on the creation of the restaurants Shun & Le Jardinier, located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street.

This project, designed by famous Parisian architect Joseph Dirand, was initiated by American real estate magnate Aby Rosen. After Monsieur Bleu, Girafe and LouLou in Paris, Joseph Dirand is unveiling his first restaurant in New York. For this restaurant, Joseph Dirand has created a unique universe with two sides, one covered in dark colours with a refined look, a second with green touches and many plants to create a serene oasis.

“Each job, regardless of size, takes shape after a long gestation period, bolstered by research into texture, composition, color, ambience, context and history. This impressionist reflex is supported by bold choices and strong directions.”- Joseph Dirand

Designer Joseph Dirand trusted Jouffre workshops to decorate the restaurant's walls. For more than a month, the upholsterers used their traditional techniques to realize wall upholstery in several rooms. They were able to showcase their craft in the two private dining rooms on the second floor, and in the monumental bar of the Shun. The underside of the counter and the woodwork located directly above the mirrors have been upholstered with alcantara. Facing the bar, the designer has created an intimate niche with curved walls on which stretched velvet panels are interspersed with thin brass rods. At the top of the green marble stairs leading to the Shun, visitors pass through a hushed space with walls covered in dark green velvet from Dedar house.

Joseph Dirand called upon Jouffre and their traditional techniques, as the fabric used for wall upholstery has several interesting technical characteristics: the fleece and cotton wool, which are located under the fabric, give the space both sound and thermal insulation, thus creating a timeless interior.

The two restaurants, which are part of the international group "Le Monde de Joël Robuchon", are located on the ground floor and on the second floor of a skyscraper designed by Norman Foster, winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture and founder of the firm Foster + Partners.

Photos taken by © Liz Clayman

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