French restaurant mixes tradition and modernity with good lighting design

Situated on the Route de Brumath in Vendenheim just north of Strasbourg is the quaint French restaurant Maison Rouge. The restaurant forms an integral part of the architectural heritage of Vendenheim and its surroundings. Local architects Les Agenceurs endeavoured to respect and preserve this culture when tasked with designing the refurbishment of this charming restaurant.

Maison Rouge strives to always promote fresh, seasonal produce sourced from local producers. The menu respects the traditional recipes of the Alsace region of France while also incorporating some original cuisine creations. This idea of mixing tradition with originality and modernity is evident in the revitalised interior of the restaurant where traditional materials like wood and brick are complemented by shiny, modern brass fittings found in the interior’s curtain poles, coat hooks and, of course, our own light fixtures.

Restaurant lighting project at Maison Rouge, Vendenheim
Our Cairo wall lights offer a touch of modernity against a traditional backdrop.

Strasbourg-based architects Les Agenceurs transformed the restaurant with navy blue walls, lots of comfortable brown and tan leather seating, red brick, dark wood and brass. We worked with Les Agenceurs to provide suitable lighting for this French restaurant. Les Agenceurs had a strong vision for the look and feel that they wanted to achieve and chose three of our standard light fixtures. Our Cairo modern wall light is used throughout the restaurant, as is our Cairo pendant light. Both light fixtures are finished in brass and black to suit the décor described.

Restaurant lighting project at Maison Rouge, Vendenheim
Our Cairo wall light spotlights a comfortable, tan leather seated area at Maison Rouge, Vendenheim.
Restaurant lighting project at Maison Rouge, Vendenheim
Our Cairo pendant draws attention to the dining table below.

The client also chose our Kigoma ceiling lights placed in a row directly above the restaurant’s bar. The exposed bulb and simple brass shade of the Kigoma fixture helps direct light downwards, making it both highly functional and decorative.

Restaurant lighting project at Maison Rouge, Vendenheim
Our Kigoma ceiling lights create a striking feature above the bar counter at Maison Rouge, Vendenheim.

All photographs were provided by French photographer Frédéric Godard.

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