The World Of Hospitality Issue 12 2015 - Page 43

Restaurant Ikanos BlazysGérard Technical details: Official project name: Restaurant Ikanos Location: Old Montreal Client: Constant Mentzas Designers: Benoit Gérard and Alexandre Blazys Project manager: Alexandre Blazys Collaborators: St-Jean et Fils, Ébénisterie GDPro, Serge Cantin Métal, Italbec Sector: Commercial Furnishing budget: $250,000 for a total budget of $700,000 About blazysgérard Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gérard combined their talent and expertise in 2003 to found blazysgérard, a Montreal design and architecture studio. Their mission is to create balanced, functional environments at a human scale, giving users a new emotional and artistic appreciation of the spaces they occupy. Alexandre Blazys holds a design certificate from Central Saint Martins College, London. He has extensive experience in visual presentation for a number of furniture and design shops. Benoit Gérard earned his degree in architecture from the Université de Montréal. He has worked in Montpellier, France and in Montreal at Dupuis LeTourneux. He is a recipient of the Prix Alcan Arcop (2000) and the Prix Habitat 67 (1999). website: www.blazysgerard.com Photographs: Jean Longpré the World Of Hospitality 43