we talked about designer ora-ïto's futuristic hotel project in paris in a previous post, and now he complements it with a new hospitality venture situated practically around the corner. called nano, it's the designer's first restaurant project and an extrapolation of sorts of the aforementioned hotel o. the venue has a tantalizingly hybrid concept and blends the atmosphere of a fast-good restaurant with that of a contemporary art gallery. the setting at nano is similarly sleek and sensory, combining elements such as wood and felt to create a welcoming atmosphere.
the seemingly ondulating artwork - representing a pixel wave - across the entire length of the restaurant is a true eye-catcher, and consists entirely of oak wood. and in a place like this, the menu could only list matching dishes...right? it actually does. the dishes come in units [read: glass cubicles], filled with tasty tapas-size bites that are either salty or sweet and all freshly-made. mind you, there are no less than 25 different units to choose from, allowing you to create your very own modular menu. bon appétit! location: 14 rue bachaumont [étienne marcel].