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Yaya Counters of the Mediterranean

An homage to the beloved yaya (“grandmother” in Greek) of brothers and founders Pierre-Julien et Gregory Chantzios, Yaya is a joint effort with Colombian chef Juan Arbelaez, a rising star in the French culinary world, and Olivier Saguez, who wanted to create a modern Greek-style taverna open to the public at the Manufacture Design.
Global, Identity & Retail design
Yaya restaurant : cuisine grecque moderne
Illustration sol restaurant Yaya à Saint-Ouen
Architecture intérieure du restaurant Yaya
Architecture intérieure du restaurant Yaya
Yaya restaurant, une architecture intérieure signée Saguez & Partners
Fondateurs Yaya : Gregory Chantzios, Pierre-Julien Chantzios, Juan Arbelaez
Yaya et son sol d'inspiration grecque
Mobilier Manganèse Éditions - Yaya restaurant

The freshness, simplicity and elegance of the greek islands

South-facing double-height bay windows let in natural light. Mediterranean blue and white lime markings are softened by pastel tones and light wood on the mezzanine staircase and the sprawling bar counter. The open kitchen creates a warm link between clients and the oven brigade. A floor-to-ceiling wall of shelving organized like a giant pantry of Kalios products imports an air of elsewhere.

The spirit of a straw beach hut

Like a house in the Cyclades, where the architecture and the furniture blend together seamlessly, bench seating is set into the walls. Chairs and bar stools are covered in straw and driftwood-style raw wood. Nautical rope light fixtures evoke fishing nets. A graphic representation of pebbles in lime paint that recall street markings create a decorative floor by plastic artist Jean Oddes, who also designed a stylized wall map of Greece.

Architecture intérieure - Restaurant Yaya à Saint-Ouen
Architecture intérieure - Restaurant Yaya à Saint-Ouen

The ambiance of a greek village

Inside or outdoors on its two spacious terraces, Yaya is an island that exudes the art of Greek living, located in the heart of the new Docks neighborhood of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine.

The press is won over!

“Airy and luminous décor, with an open kitchen.”
Milk Décoration

“A trip to Greece built around sharing.”
Le Parisien

“This place is incredible…”
Le Monde

Additional mentions in Air France Madame, Libération, Côté Paris, Elle…

In collaboration with Manganèse Éditions

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A winning
project!

Trophées Gault&Millau 2017
Meilleur restaurant Pop
Assiette Michelin 2018
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