Maison du Denmark’s Restaurant & Brasserie [Paris]

When mentioning Paris’ Champs-Élysées, everybody can imagine crowds of tourist. Nevertheless, it’s worth discovering hidden gems such as the Maison du Denmark and its sumptuous Flora Danica brasserie and the Copenhague restaurant. Copenhagen-based design studio Gamfratesi has divided the Maison onto two levels, transposing the unique charm of Paris in this Danish establishment.

On the main floor, Flora Danica high end brasserie is cloaked in concrete grey and forest green. The geometric black and white herringbone marble floor is strewn with several ranges of the very Scandinavian ‘Beetle’ chairs from Gubi, while an herbarium of drawings is filling up the back wall.

More austere, more intense, the upstairs Copenhague restaurant is draped in dark blue leather and Raf Simons Kvadrat textiles. Black Cobra lamps and large mirrors designed by Gamfratesi beautify the wall, beside a rough forest painting. The bookshelf and varied ceramic artefacts come dispelling the stormy atmosphere and convey a feeling of being at home. Danish chef Andreas Møller is tasked with conceiving French-inflected Nordic gastronomy menus at both restaurants.