Cosmos LB9 terrace
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 9th edition
The Cosmos café in Quebec City has become something of an institution, and in 2015, it opened a fourth location in the Lebourneuf district of the city. With an investment in the order of $3.8 million, the Cosmos LB9 includes a huge 174-seat terrace. Interior designer Nathalie Perron was given the challenge of creating an avant-garde concept for the terrace that would be an extension of the new resto-bar. The owner’s wish was for it to be unlike any other establishment of its kind and for her to look at what was being done elsewhere in the world. To fulfill the mandate, Perron drew much of her inspiration from the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair, where she ended up buying much of the lighting and furniture. She also integrated new deco-design trends into the signature Cosmos café look, resulting in an effervescent intermingling of styles. The jury found the result zany, fresh and playful, with a hint of Gypsy, but, especially, eclectic. A refreshing, if innovative, touch of madness. Beautifully organized chaos! The organic shapes found in the walls recall the cells of a hive, and seating made from tree trunks contrast with the surrounding textures, and copper is juxtaposed with the exotic colour palette. “A real experience,” concluded the jury.
DesignPerron Design, Nathalie Perron designer
CategoryCommercial Terrace award
Websitewww.lecosmos.com / www.perrondesign.ca