Modern Parisian Apartment’s Hardwood Floor Seamlessly Doubles as a Kitchen Table

Dinner Table With A Unique And Imaginative Twist

Creative duo Mathurin Hardel and Cyril Le Bihan comprise Hardel + Lebihan Architects—a Paris-based architectural team that dabbles in the design of offices, hotels, educational facilities, and unique and modern homes, like Maison DDD.

The 250-square-meter private flat is located in Paris' 20th arrondissement. Though its aesthetic is classically minimalist, it features a unique and imaginative twist: a cantilever table that seamlessly emerges from the boards of hardwood floors. At first, this design may sound impossible, but the apartment's layout is perfectly suited for such an inventive accent.

While the open-plan kitchen and living room are adjacent to one another, the former is slightly lower than the latter. Situated in a cozy nook, the kitchen is accessible via a tiny flight of stairs. Once inside the alcove, the floor of the living room is at perfect tabletop height—so Hardel + Lebihan simply extended it! The result is a one-of-a-kind, site-specific dinner table that is as avant-garde as it is practical.

One-Of-A-Kind Dinner Table In Open Kitchen Plan

Classical Minimal Aesthetic Of Parisian Apartment

Modern Home In Paris

Unique Home In Paris

Modern And Minimal Designs Of Parisian Apartment

Hardel+LiBihan Architects: Website 
via [Contemporist]

All images via Camille Gharbi.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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