LE COMPTOIR, Hennessy private restaurant by FRST Studio, Cognac – France

June 16th, 2014 by retail design blog

Situated in Cognac in the south-west of France, this spacious 130 sq. meters is located in the Hennessy headquarters. FRST duo Clémentine Giaconia and Frédéric Forest envisioned and shaped this unique and historical space around the idea of a elixir source become visible from the historic stone of Cognac and underline the whole space. This iconic display reveals the time-defying heart of Hennessy Maison, and is in itself a symbol of the status and rich heritage of Hennessy Cognac and its contemporary vision.

Le Comptoir is a versatile restaurant destination that offers a complete culinary and artistic experience. This private restaurant encompasses the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Hennessy becoming a quiet and expressive field and, by extension, the perfect place for elegant lunch dates for the Directory council, eclectic soirees and intimate rendez-vous with personalities. Every room, display and interaction engages guests in stimulating discussions and will become host to a variety of inspirational events, lectures and master classes.

Straight lines and natural surfaces feature in this signature FRST space defined by a colour palette firmly rooted in Cognac stone and gold detailing. Delectable in every sense, Le Comptoir is an alluring living space, a place of exchange and of culinary delights with a sophisticated bar, gracefully punctuated by noble shades of stone along with gold attention.

In the Committee restaurant’s more private dining area, table and chairs exclusively designed by FRST are complemented by gold leaf celling. Appreciated by the directory council, a savouring lounge continues this journey with an intimate atmosphere.

Images courtesy of FRST Studio













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