Patisserie chef Olivier Stehly's passion lies at the intersection of patisserie and the fantastical world. It comes as no surprise then, that his recently opened pastry-shop-cum-tea-house in the 1st arrondissement of Paris serves up an atmosphere sprinkled with whimsy—but also rooted in the natural world.
Designed by French architect and designer Mickaël Gouret, the interior features a custom ring-shaped, oak table topped with a thin travertine slab, around which customers can share a pastry on an array of iconic Roly Poly chairs.
All around, Gouret dressed the walls in coco mat, made from coconut fibre husks, and injected some additional fun with oval alcove shelves, bent neon lights on the ceiling, and decorative clay bowls doubling up as wall hooks. “Olivier has a strong and colorful universe mixing cartoon and pop art,” says Gouret, “but he also wanted to use raw materials and echo nature.”