Le Mary Celeste
Le Mary Celeste is an oyster and cocktail bar in the Marais neighborhood of Paris. Formerly a video editing office, we tore the space back to its bare bones and built from there. Tons of brick was reclaimed from building sites for the walls and floor while wood palates, formerly used for shaping cement forms, were repurposed for the bar top and deck flooring surrounding the bar and custom-built furniture was designed (including slatted backlit banquettes, modular hex tables, and barstools).
Candelaria is a Paris’ first taqueria tucked away in the Marais district. It features a hidden cocktail den specializing in mescal, and a chef from Mexico City. This project included concept creation, interior design, furniture design and the opportunity to collaborate with many artists/friends including: Adrian Rubi-Dentzel, Danielle Rubi, Ashley Helvey, Keren Richter, Amy Jo Diaz, Mary Manning, and Confetti System.
Glass is a bar in the Pigalle neighborhood of Paris. We completely demolished/removed the former bar (a fillé) structure and started from scratch designing the space, bar, dj booth and all of the furniture as well as the identity/logo. We also found several artists to collaborate with on the space including Andere Mondo, who created the mirrored table surfaces.
For decades, the restaurant and bar Le Depanneur was a veritable institution in the heart of the Montmartre district, near the theaters, cabarets and the ever-popular Moulin Rouge. After being shuttered for years, Weekends, along with project manager and designer Gilles Tombeur, helped resurrect the space. The resulting restaurant is equal parts Palm Springs and Big Sur and featur es a menu of organic burgers, tacos pr ovided by Cantine California and Paris’ largest tequila list.
Cantine California started out as Paris’ first organic burger and taco food truck and after several years and thousands of dedicated fans (who pop up wherever the truck pulled up) CC decided it was time to open a flagship restaurant. A former Chinese restaurant in Paris’ Arts and Metiers neighborhood was gutted and we rebuilt the space in Cantine California’s image from the ground up.
The Ecology Center
The Ecology Center, in San Juan Capistrano, is a regional hub for eco-education that engages and empowers individuals and families. Through fun, hands-on activities, they teach practical, environmental solutions with impact at the household and community level. Our ongoing work with The Ecology Center has included branding, graphics, interactive exhibition design, and a retail environment.
CHERI MESSERLI & DAVID RAGER
Weekends was created by husband-and-wife design team David Rager and Cheri Messerli as a collaborative space for side projects. Each working on their own creative endeavors and having separate design practices. As the name suggests, projects were structured around the free time that weekends provided; however since the couple moved to Paris from California, Weekends has become weekdays as well and remains a space where the two share their love of design, interiors, furniture and collaborations with other artists through the vehicle of interior design projects.