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T+L Design Awards 2010

Restaurant - Nomiya

Courtesy of Nomiya

Best Restaurant
Nomiya

Paris. Designed by Laurent and Pascal Grasso

There is a subversive element of wit about the temporary Nomiya restaurant—a small glass box installed until July 2010 on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. The dining room, which seats 12, offers remarkable views of the city and nearby Eiffel Tower; it also recasts the restaurant experience as a kind of interactive architectural happening, a meditation on permanence, transience, and style. Dinner for two $228.

From the Jury:

“At Nomiya, there’s a feeling of spaciousness because the walls are transparent—you have the whole of Paris as your restaurant.” —Terence Conran

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