Bastille is absolutely beautiful, like walking into a sepia-toned Parisian photograph; the interior is big and bustling, but candlelit and romantic…
Bastille Cafe and Bar, James Weimann and Deming Maclise’s inaugural collaboration, is located in Ballard’s Obermaier Machine Works Building. The space features reclaimed lighting, back bars, and other architectural details – much of it sourced from France on one of James and Deming’s trips. Mētis worked closely with James and Deming to restore reclaimed items as well as collaborating in the development and design of entirely new elements, such as the bridge girders that span from column to column in the main space. Banquettes, booths and tables were fabricated on site from a mixture of Brazilian Cherry and Aloe Wood. On the rooftop, Mētis collaborated with Colin McCrate of Seattle Urban Farms to design and fabricate a number of planters with shade frames for use in summer and translucent frames for use in winter. Taken all together, Bastille is the sort of “experience space” that both James and Deming and Mētis have come to be known for.