After undergoing a renovation led in collaboration with Eric Carlson of Carbondale studio, who spearheaded the design of the spectacular new store in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, the re-imagined Paris boutique pays homage to both the city and the brand’s heritage.
The revamped space harmoniously blends Italian and French aesthetics. With a thousand-year history, the close relationship of these two realities are reflected in the boutique’s design, which is distinguished by its unique DNA. Distinctive elements paying tribute to the architectural style of the Roman Empire are combined with decorations inspired by the Napoleonic Empire, while always keeping the Baroque influence front and center.
To connect the two realities, a grandiose Rouge de Roi red marble curved staircase linking the first floor of the women’s boutique with the ground floor of the men’s boutique. A second staircase clad with the same gorgeous Belgian marble takes center stage at the entrance of the woman’s boutique, joining the two floors dedicated to the female universe.
Behind the pair of curved stairs, two seven-meter-high glass and enamel mosaics of Napoleon Bonaparte and Joséphine de Beauharnais command the spaces of the Men and Women’s boutique respectively. The rest of the quintessential nineteenth-century Parisian architectural style building is brought to life with a warm and romantic colour palette of burgandy, gold and brown.
The facade, what has also been restored, conceals two shops now unified and separated only by an internal courtyard. Through the careful selection and use of precious materials and top-quality craftsmanship, the shop reflects the Dolce&Gabbana principles.
Homogeneity in materials and individuality is showcased in the floor of both boutiques. Namely, a diamond pattern constructed of precious marbles such as Fior di Pesco, Salomé and Sequoia Red, creating a seamless flow from one space to another.
To emphasize this continuity of style between the male and female universes, the same combination of Fior di Bosco, Rosa Tea and Rosa Libeccio marbles have been used on the curved walls, which are accented by bands of shiny golden brass.
The furnishing accessories further maintain the stylish continuance between the two spaces. Cylindrical furniture in glass, brass and briar is integrated into curved walls so as to highlight the borders between the two sections.
The boutique houses Ready to Wear, Accessories and Fine Jewellery Collections for Men and Women and the Sartoria Su Misura service.
A: 3/5, Rue Du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 75008
T: +33 1 44 94 95 95