When we first started talking about Corbeaux, the French influence was paramount to the concept, not just in the food and style that we were aiming to achieve, but in the philosophy and experience that Corbeaux was intent on delivering: a new venue for Calgarians to unwind, connect and, quite literally, break bread. The design is based on a study of contrasts: feminine and masculine, hard and soft, dark and light. The feminine motifs of art nouveaux and the masculinity of modernism permeate the space. The interior utilizes stylish elements such as whimsical floor tiles, distressed mirrors, streamlined woodwork, and a concentrated use of colour to create an eclectic, and spontaneous space.

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Completed December 2014, Calgary, Alberta

Clients: Russ & Chris Prefontaine