Faced with a 360-degree view of the Place de la Bastille, Tehran-born India Mahdavi appointed the lovely Café Français in her neo-seventies style. The architect’s formula? Glinting geometrics + white, midnight blue, deep red and coppery gold. Black and white marble floors tie in with the circles and squares in the carpet, lighting and tabletops—“in the manner of sacred spaces,” says M/M, the graphic design team who worked on the restaurant’s identity. If it all seems familiar, presiding over the (brass) bar is the team behind Parisian nightspot Hôtel Costes.