parisian dining in the hague
find it in | The Hague, The Netherlands
we did | Concept and Interior Design for a restaurant
In the heart The Hague, the seat of Dutch government, among the chic antique shops of the Denneweg, is the boutique restaurant Maxime. This is the second restaurant run by the Michelin starred chef Marcel van der Kleijn, and is his second FG stijl commission. The entrance is painted black with leaded glass in a deep yellow frame. These two colours set the tone for the interior palette. One wall has been covered with black-varnished woodwork, giving the intimate space greater depth. On a dark hard wood floor stand black-lacquered wooden tables on a black column with a bronze base-plate, making them appear to spring seamlessly from the floor. Hand-blown glass lights hang from and are reflected by the shiny wall, each decorated with a long citron silk passement. Another wall is covered in deep-yellow paper and a third decorated with soft gold hand-painted classic 19th-century patterns, which are repeated on the damask silk of the hanging lampshades detailed with glass beads. Subtle colours, varnished black and hints of gold, envelop this venue in seductive style.