The collaboration between the architects and jeweler AXL started with a precise brief matching the brand universe: feminine, elegant and precious whilst avoiding the trivial codes of luxury.
What was created is a kind of contemporary boudoir combining a certain nostalgia of the past with modern elegance and sophistication.
First Award | RTFA 2017 Awards
Category: Interior-Commercial (Built)
Studio Name: Labscape Design & Architecture
Team Members: Labscape & Tecla Tangorra
Country: United States
As a clear reference to the Italian 50s style, Icon Paris’s ‘Coma’-sofa welcomes guests into a comfortable lounge. The pale pink showcase at the very end of the boutique reflects the prestigious a “grissino”-finishing of the same years, but the completely asymmetric niche that cuts the vertical surface makes the entire wall very dynamic.
The presentation table is conceived as a jewel in itself: entirely crafted by hand, the curved brass is combined with grey travertine and precious green velvet. The same color ‘Forest’ can be found on the back wall. It is provided by an Italian brand and surprises by its tonality.
The cash register counter is composed of travertine, brass and painted wood, creating an ensemble of refined details and curves into an asymmetrical shape. A majestic grey travertine double-door, with specially designed brass handles, opens to a spacious office.
To give it a warm feel, the space is illuminated by ‘white and gold’ spots and three decorative lights: a brass chandelier and two suspended lamps which are propriety creations of the architects re-using brass rings of existing old abat-jours.
A combination of craftsmanship, noble but untreated materials and various metals complete the interior as if they were jewelry pieces themselves.
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