CLOVER GORDES BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS PIÈGE

Gordes

Concept, Interior design and decoration, Art and accessories

CLOVER GORDES, IS A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF CLOVER’S PARISIAN BISTRO STYLE AND THE IMPRESSIVE PROVENÇAL BASTIDE.

Chief Jean-François Piège wanted an establishment rooted in his region while preserving the essence of Clover: simplicity, generosity, authenticity.

Our idea was to incorporate some of Clover’s Parisian codes – leather benches, marble tables, bistro chairs – and to link them to such a place through colors, and typically regional objects.

The Provençal style englobes the restaurant whose walls, furniture, decorative objects and vintage pieces bring together the atmosphere of a country home. The walls and chairs’ soft green shades recall olive groves, rosemary or savory, and bring a note of softness to the room. While the leather seats and patterned fabrics enhance the décor with bright warm tones. Together, these colors are in harmony to evoke the sweet and spicy scents from a market in the Luberon region.

We have paid very particular attention to every detail, with the will to create a place that incites curiosity. Arranged here and there, an eclectic mix of pottery, books, and kitchen accessories, sourced from the region’s local flea markets.

Outside, rattan armchairs are improved with mismatched patterns, and placed between olive trees and lavender pots, as if someone had just set a table in the garden. The meal is served under pergola’s freshness, where one may linger and loiter, without space or time constraints.

The cutlery and tableware have been antiqued piece by piece to reinforce the authenticity of the place.

Photos: Nicolas Lobbestael, Luce Roux