Chef Stelio Perombelon's new restaurant, Les Cons Servent, not only has a unique and engaging concept, but a décor that is as streamlined as it is warm.
Here, preserves are the star. A gigantic shelving unit, the focal point of this space created by Samuel Archambault (who, for the past year, has traded in his designer hat for that of restaurateur), hosts a few dozen jars. This unit, which once showcased ammunition, was recuperated from the Val-Cartier military base near
There's more recycled furniture: the big table was found in a
When he designed the space, Archambault decided to go back to basics while creating an original identity. "Even though I had a very limited budget, I still wanted to create a warm space with personality, one that references the German stripped-down aesthetic that I discovered in
The wall that faces the shelving unit was what particularly attracted Archambault 's attention. Highly texturized, with historical traces of the place, it offers a good counterpoint to the busy shelving unit across the way. It was painted in grey and left bare except for the life-size photo taken of a segment of the wall in its raw state and hung in the exact spot. Finally, the plywood floor was covered with epoxy -- no staining required.
Les Cons Servent
Translation by Jennifer Edwards