Brazil comes to Paris in the recently-refurbished form of Café de l’Horloge at the Musée d’Orsay.

Overhauled by none other than renowned São Paulo-based designers Alberto and Fernando Campana, the museum’s on-site eatery is a modern take on a traditional French bistro. The brothers’ fingerprints are evident throughout the space, with their signature twisted wires, reflective surfaces and organic forms making for a striking contrast to the rest of the museum. Though the directors claim there are parallels to be drawn from the showstopping new Paris café and the museum’s famous Impressionist pieces, we here at Hg2 are not quite so sure.

But let’s just enjoy this for what it is. A damn sexy space in which to have a cup of coffee in Paris.

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