There is a new place in Hamburg I would like to share with you today. It is very French and I am so happy I can reach it within five minutes the next time I am feeling homesick.
Metropolitain is the long name given to the French Metro. This place is not an interior shop, it’s a café/pâtisserie/wine shop/champagne lounge. The concept is really well thought through. You have three rooms:
1. The first one is black and white, with a completely black counter, white tiles (the same as in the Parisian metro) and black bistro chairs. The area is designed to be like the entrance of a metro station.
2. The second room is completely black, with sofas, and is the champagne lounge. It is conceived to be like when you are travelling in the metro and going through a tunnel.
3. The third room is completely white and reflects the interior of the metro trains.
It is a very atmospheric place with fantastic food, only organic French wines and a lot of attention given to details and corporate design. One of the owners is French and used to work in advertising, and you really feel that a lot of attention has been put into the concept, the choice of colours, etc. The green tone used in the logo is, for instance, exactly the green used in the Paris metro.
The products that are sold and the decoration at Metropolitain are so typically French that I decided to give you a little basic French course via the pictures.
A little French course:
Speak to you soon.
Tu. – Su. : 10:00 – 18:00