Let’s grab a bite: Place Carmin

Designers from interior design firm, Clairoux, recently unveiled their latest project: the Place Carmin gourmet restaurant, located in Montreal’s Quartier International.

Photo credit: Julien Perron-Gagné

Restauranteurs Mélanie Blanchette and François Nadon, owners of Bouillon Bilk and Cadet, are the duo behind this new French brasserie. In this project, Clairoux transformed its clients’ vision into a new modern space with a sleek design.

Natural light reflects off the soft shades of the walls, harmonizing with honey-coloured cabinets to warm the space. The space features ceramics in the mezzanine washrooms with natural tones, and chairs with rounded forms, and select fabrics such as leather in tawny hues.

Photo credit: Julien Perron-Gagné

Mélanie Blanchette and François Nadon, worked with local creators and a large team to make this project a reality. The unique wallpapering, bespoke lighting, and neon sculptures were all crafted by local companies under the supervision of Les Deux Marteaux.

According to the interior design firm, Mélanie Blanchette: restauranteur/owner responsible for patron experience, Fany Jane: tattoo artist behind the neon sculptures, Esther Pichette: wallpaper creator, and Maude Rondeau: lighting creators were key to the project design

In response to significant demand from Quartier International patrons, Clairoux designed Place Carmin to accommodate groups, especially from the business community. The restaurant, which seats up to one hundred, is divided into distinct areas, each with its own ambiance: a livelier section near the bar, a more intimate bistro space near the kitchen, and a private room that can be reserved for events.

Photo credit: Julien Perron-Gagné

Technical sheet

Official project name: Place Carmin

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Project district: Quartier International (Downtown)

Client: Mélanie Blanchette and François Nadon

Designers: Roxane Legeay and Frédric Clairoux – Julie Lafontaine

Collaborators: Les Deux Marteaux

Lighting designer: Luminaires Authentik

Wallpaper: NumérArt

Project end date: March 2021

Photographer: Julien Perron-Gagné

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