Lionel Jadot x Atelier J&J : Café Flora

Crossing eras and styles is the winning formula of interior designer Lionel Jadot who brilliantly rehabilitates Café Flora in Brussels, in collaboration with J & J workshops.

At the arrival of the beautiful days, the forecourt of Saint-Gilles takes again colors with the sunny terrace of Café Flora which reborn of its ashes. Located in the heart of Brussels (Belgium), this old bar became an institution - then abandoned in the 1980 years - was completely renovated thanks to a collaboration of shock: the architect and decorator Lionel Jadot and the Brussels collective Ateliers J & J .

The challenge was daunting: rehabilitate this place nestled in the heart of the classified building of the Aegidium retaining its style of 1930 years. It is therefore by borrowing the aesthetics of Milanese cafes that Lionel Jadot has redesigned the space by mixing the pop furniture of Ateliers J & J and Memphis inspired motifs, worn by the designer Ettore Sottsass in the 1980 years.

Inside, frescoes and period moldings are awakened by the mixture of hypnotic geometric shapes that appear on the ceiling and on the columns. The wise green velvet banquettes are paired with the fun-filled tripod chairs, all in a joyful cocktail of primary colors. On the terrace side, the perforated sheet metal seats from the unique "Gamme Paris" collection from the J & J workshops are decorated in yellow, in contrast to the blue legs of the tables.

It will be understood, here no question of playing the card of sobriety!

To learn more, visit the site ofJ & J WORKSHOPS

Photographs: DR