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Pizzeria Chez Jeannot

Pizzeria Chez Jeannot

Lighting Chez Jeannot, the most famous Pizzeria in Marseille.

Lighting Chez Jeannot, the most famous Pizzeria in Marseille.

This project brings us to one of the emblematic districts of Marseille, the port of Vallon des Auffes.

The main idea of the project being to rediscover the Marseille of the 50s, we have worked around a soft and warm atmosphere with shapes and materials that are completely integrated in the spirit of the Marseille of yesteryear. Notably by the tubular copper chimney punctuated by the filament springs. In order not to denote the “50’s” side, the technical lighting has been made as discreet as possible.

A word from the architect, Laurent Boumendil:

The Chez Jeannot pizzeria project consists in rehabilitating this culinary institution in Marseille which has taken a serious blow of age and, what’s more, does not comply with fire safety and accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility.

The bias is to undress the existing project by removing all the warts and appendages that have accumulated over the years in order to return to the original building, and to let natural light penetrate deep into the building. The space thus becomes more open and fluid, with the bridge and the small port of El Vallon as a constant focus.

The lighting and the decoration of the dining rooms are also redesigned in a “Marseille” atmosphere of the 1950s, to rediscover the typical spirit of this building located in one of the most beautiful places in Marseille.

Architecture : Laurent Boumendil, Kaboom Architecture

Lighting Designer : LM5P – Le Mouton à 5 Pattes

Decorator : Maëlle Fouilland, Le Pois Chic

Photo credit : Christophe Pozzo di Borgo

Brands used : Il Fanale, Torremato, Wever & Ducré, Creative Cable