Interior Design in Paris – A New Signature for La Rotonde de la Muette, Paris

Roman and Williams brought its interior design signature to Paris for the first time : to give a new life to the 30 year old brasserie, La Rotonde de la Muette a well known landmark.

The interior refurbishment was achieved by  Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, of New York outfit Roman and Williams. Their mission was to create an almost cinematographic setting for this neighbourhood fixture.

Perfectly situated, with views of the Rue Passy and the Eiffel Tower, the animated spot of La Rotonde offered the opportunity  to approach with a rich vision, and a very important respect for Paris’ architecture : decadent without being stifling, elevated but not exclusive, breathing chic radiance.  Interior design at it’s best.

La Rotonde de la Muette  has a brilliant organic flow, tempting diners to drift from the outdoor terrace into the bar, to either dine in intimacy, relaxed in the velvet honey-coloured cabins, or at the heart of the action in the central dining room under the original 1930s chandeliers.  Each facet of the La Rotonde’s space reminds us of a detail or a reference of eras before us. Walnut paneling in the vestibule, textured Bluestone slabs along the walls, Thonet-inspired tables, brass chandeliers hanging from softly domed ceilings, 19th century-inspired floral patterns, one is lead to a focal point in the main bar, a starburst wood sculpture radiantly partnered with custom-designed lighting.

The Outside  reflects a Spirit of Nonchalance and Ease, with patio-seating and sofas always facing towards the Scenes of the City.  The Renewal of La Rotonde allowed Roman and Williams to breathe new life into this storied corner of Paris.