In the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, at 192 avenue de Versailles, the Holiday Café is a place just like the Holiday Magazine: chic, timeless, with a certain aesthetic sensitivity. Franklin Azzi managed to give a bright and elegant atmosphere to the restaurant. Throughout the space, the Parisian brasserie’s world matches perfectly with the mood of a coffee shop. Thought as a place where we come to discover restyled traditional French meals, the Holiday Café is a perfect address to have coffee, lunch or to get the finest products. A real hedonist life!


Holiday is an American magazine founded in the 40’s and is addresses to travelers. Since 2014, the magazine has reborn thanks to Atelier Franck Durand. He took over the magazine editorial management and the artistic direction to recreate the identity with a new and modern vision. The interior design of the Holiday Café reflects the creative and graphic spirit of the magazine. It uses the aesthetic codes and the artistic direction. The architecture and the uses of the place emulate the magazine’s modern vision. After we go through the neo-brasserie door, we discover a very sophisticated open space. As a harmonious and balanced place, it displays elegant spatial and graphic qualities. The space is defined by the strong bias of the materials and colors layout. It plays with the volumes’ perception and reinforce the perspectives. Just like the magazine pictures, strong lines outline the space. The creative spirit is also found in the decoration, composed with paintings, sculptures, small vases with different colors and ancient styles. They add a touch of uniqueness and authenticity to the space.


The Holiday Café seemed to have always been present. Chic and refined, the café’s aesthetics will last through time.
Materials and details are the most essential elements in the fifties style decoration. Nothing comes to obstruct the sight. Immersed in sunlight, the space invites to sit around the wooden tables, on fine seat with a vintage design, or on a large light blue bench. Also, we can choose to take a seat at the very elegant counter that offers a privileged view on the professional kitchen that has been drawn in an ergonomic way. The retro style veiling sends us back to an ancient time. The light is going through them and confers a warm atmosphere and a unique softness. The cutlery and dishes have been selected with a delicate hand to reinforce the traditional spirit.
Yet modern, the space invites to a parenthesis where times stops.


Here, luxury prevails with sobriety. Materials are exquisite to the eye and pleasant to the touch. They give to the space fineness and character. Materials complete each other and compose a rich color and texture palette.
The ground, light and bright, is recovered with terrazzo (stone shards and colored marble) which comes to temper the precious marble of the counter with a vegetal and intense green. The wood at the bottom of the walls refers to varnished wooden boats from the 50’s, which is a wink to traveling and holidays. The caramel-colored brown wood softens mineral materials and heats the general atmosphere up. The blue-lagoon benches allude to the sea. Finally, the golden brass details highlight the interior design refinement.


On the white facade, the name « Holiday » is written with black ink in a graphic way just like in a coffee shop. Attired with brass details as inside, the facade is composed with a sash-window and a transparent glass door on which are written in golden letters the information useful to the client. The outside gives an atmosphere as rich as the inside.
The patio is planted with different fruit trees and is composed with diverse scents. Generously sun lighted, it offers to the client a sought-after vegetal decor.
In the shade of large with parasols, the outside furniture is attired in a black trim and is dressed in the proper colors of the brand. The chairs and the benches have a very Parisian style. Their cane work is simple, neat and carried by a lacquered bamboo structure. The space is ideal for a comfortable and elegant break.



Project Name: Holiday Café


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Built Area: 30 m2 / 30 sq ft

Project Location: 192 Avenue de Versailles 75016 Paris, France

- Alexandre Tabaste :
- Atelier Franck Durand :

Lead Architect: FRANKLIN AZZI

Kitchen contruction engineer: Brémart
Landscaper: CIEL, Eugène Denarnaud

Clients: Atelier Franck Durand