The Curtain Rises: Jouin Manku Redesigns Dining at Plaza Athénée Hotel

Jouin Manku outfitted Le bar at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris, with a canopy made from 550 yards of fabric. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The bar’s custom nylon carpet anchors custom seating in leather and oak. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A custom floor lamp with a glass diffuser and an antiqued brass base. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Resin, cast with paint swirls, for the bar counter. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Behind it, carbon-fiber panels coated with stainless steel. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Mirror-polished stainless wraps the base of the bar. Photography by Eric Laignel.

At the restaurant Alain ducasse au Plaza Athénée, french oak forms both the tops of the custom tables and the outer shell of a canopy creating a booth. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The canopy in the bar combines two layers of polyester. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Top-stitched leather upholstering a restaurant banquette. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The hotel’s 1913 facade. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A 3D-printed side table by Patrick Jouin ID, an independent affiliate. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Additional crystals, suspended on steel wire, embellish original chandeliers. Photography by Eric Laignel.