Adar Paris
Romain Bassenne

Adar Paris

T SAKHI | Tessa & Tara Sakhi as Architects

Demonstrating new and evolved ways of expressing culture, the sisters’ rendition of the Middle Eastern restaurant reminds one of the unique sensory experience inherent to a culture.


ADAR subtly captures Levantine culture without falling into clichés of orientalism and grandiosity. Instead, the sisters mimic the raw colors of the landscape in hues of browns, oranges, and off-white, with a central, corrugated mesh chandelier collecting dried spices, vegetables, and flowers to evoke the souk. Optimizing the natural filtered light of the Passage’s glass roof, T SAKHI’S warm palette integrates walnut and oak wood, oxidized brass, patina walls, verde olive granite, hand-made ceramic plates, and inox offering rich layers of texture.


Throughout the restaurant, a bodily sense of dynamism is achieved. Stained mirrors reflect the movement of visitors, while chefs TamirNahmias and Aaron Rosenthal prepare fresh Levantine cuisine in a striking terracotta open-kitchen, framing the act of cooking as a performance. Extending the experience, organic Mediterranean food products from Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, and Italy will be available to purchase at ADAR, inviting Levantine elements into Parisian homes.


Material Used :

1. Oak wood fort he shelvings

2. Terra Cotta tiles fort he kitchen

3. Off-white patina wall treatment

4. Corrugated metal sheet with a stell frame structure for the chandelier

5. Dried spices suspended on the chandelier

6. Reflective inox for the kitchen counter

7. Oxidized brass for some tables

8. Verde Olive granite for some tables

9. Birch plywood fort some tables

10. Vintage chairs

11. Stripped translucent glass for small windows

12. Oxidized mirror

13. Bronze hand made door handle

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