Sablé was designed as a Breton beach house like the Californian “Surf shacks”. In order to highlight the remarkable location of the restaurant on the bay of Quiberon, we have created a porosity between the interior and the exterior. The tilt-and-turn joinery opens onto the entire volume, creating a continuous space towards the terrace. In order to accentuate the gaze towards the horizon, we have favored a continuity of materials from the interior to the exterior. To create a unique atmosphere, we opted for a neo-Breton artistic direction by taking up the codes of the “Seiz breur” current and the universe of the bay of Quiberon. Thus the entire facade is clad in black-tinted Brittany chestnut tiles. Storm lights punctuate the façade, licking the brutalist graphics of the tiles. Linen veils shade the tree-lined terrace. The rhythm of the ground joint lines of the terrace refers to sails inflated by the wind. Inside, the floors are made of sandstone tiles in the colors of Breton earthenware. The layout of the tiles takes up a rhythm of sailor-style wefts. The benches with an “American diner” type arrangement take up the terra cotta colors of the sails of the sinagots. The concrete bar, with a frugal design, was designed using sand from the nearby beach. The tables in Okumé plywood and black edges with a faceted design are custom-designed and are oriented towards the sea to offer a pleasant view. Several table types and designs make it possible to modulate the space according to the seasons and uses. The graphic identity of the place uses “Seiz breur” type typography and maritime color codes (black, orange, white) The seats and objects have been carefully sourced from flea markets and antiques in the region, mixing Breton and contemporary codes in order to generate a friendly, relaxed and authentic atmosphere.
Date : 

April 2023

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Surface : 

320 m2

Graphisme : 

Dimitri Kantcheloff

Client : 

Collection Rivage

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Photo : 

Yann Audic