Theatricality is important here, both in the interior and on one's plate. Because Desramaults considers his menu to be a perfectly timed suite of snacks, or a theatre play that has its own structure, rhythm, and tension. Hooft understood this perfectly. The restaurant he drew is like a luxury stage where the guests are simultaneously actors and spectators in the open kitchen. And Desramaults is the director, keeping his team firmly in line.
A coffee table as a form study in materiality and transparency: Thibault Van Hoorebeke’s sculpture is a coffee table, bar, and library all at once.