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Restaurant Côté Cour

Restaurant Côté Cour

Lighting of the restaurant Côté Cour in Aix-en-Provence by LM5P

Lighting of the restaurant Côté Cour in Aix-en-Provence by LM5P

For this project of the Côté Cour restaurant of chef Ronan Kernen, the challenge of the lighting treatment was to merge the different materials.


The courtyard part uses suspensions of different diameters, in an industrial style, to recall the metallurgical design.


For the second part, overlooking the back of the restaurant, airy wooden suspensions find their place in a Scandinavian environment. As the customer wanted to be able to create more or less illuminated atmospheres per zone, we installed warm LED lamps connected to the existing DMX system, thus leaving the possibility to control the lighting as desired.


A word from the architect, Red Banana :


The desire was to give clarity and lightness to this place located in a unique setting. We wanted this place to find an identity related to the gastronomic cuisine served on the plate. It was therefore necessary to add comfort (both visual and material) without becoming too stilted or ostentatious.


We therefore used materials such as natural treated oak, a monochrome of fabrics ranging from mottled grey to mustard yellow. Moucharabiehs reinterpreted with modern motifs create intimacy and rhythm in the space.


We also wanted to reinterpret the codes of the traditional kitchen in the space between the kitchen and the dining room. To do this, we dressed the furniture in riveted copper sheet metal reminiscent of our grandmother’s saucepan and used wired glass placed in a transom above the bar.


The restaurant’s real asset, its courtyard, has been enhanced by the creation of a new retractable glass roof to make it even more pleasant and luminous in summer and winter, day and night.

Architect : Red Banana

Lighting Designer : LM5P – Le Mouton à 5 Pattes

Installer : Multibat

Photo credit : Christophe Pozzo di Borgo

Brands used : Secto Design, Northern Lighting, Nobile