Review: “Beaumarly Paris” by Gilbert & Thierry Costes

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Beaumarly Paris

Inspired by a world where wonder still guides the imagination, this volume boasts the same vibrant spirit as Beaumarly’s designers – whose iconic lifestyle destinations around the city, which include cafés, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants, boast a cult-like following.

Organised by project, the volume’s 188 pages and 230 colour illustrations and sketches showcase more than 20 beguiling projects around the city that speak to the senses and the imagination. Designed in collaboration with top architects, artists and designers such as Christian de Portzamparc, India Mahdavi and Jacques Garcia – as well as other creative visionaries, such as chefs Thierry Burlot and Sylvestre Wahid – the volume even includes recipes of their most coveted dishes.

Each property exudes a truly authentic Parisian aura, something rapidly disappearing from this legendary capital. Café Marly, Café Beaubourg, Hôtel Amour, Brasserie Thoumieux and Club Matignon are captured in all their breath-taking lush glory – as well as the iconic objects within. Ideal for the Francophile, the design-lover and traveller, this is a must-have to start the autumn season.