jakob + macfarlane's parisian perfume store for frédéric malle features latticed displays jakob + macfarlane's parisian perfume store for frédéric malle features latticed displays
oct 12, 2016

jakob + macfarlane's parisian perfume store for frédéric malle features latticed displays

 

jakob + macfarlane has completed the interior design of a boutique perfume store for frédéric malle in france. located on paris’ trendy rue des francs-bourgeois, the retail outlet — which has been photographed by roland halbe — features interlocking timber elements, which have been slotted together to form sculptural shelves, tables, and display cases. in addition, the flooring, walls, and ceiling, have all been clad with a mirrored surface that creates a series of reflections, while giving the impression that units hung from the wall are levitating above the ground.

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the boutique perfume store has been designed for ‘perfume editor’ frédéric malle
image © roland halbe (also main image) / all images courtesy of jakob + macfarlane

 

 

conceived for les editions de parfums frédéric malle, jakob + macfarlane collaborated directly with frédéric malle himself during the scheme’s development. malle, who is particularly fond of the firm’s design of the restaurant at centre pompidou, called for a setting where ‘the soul’s relationship with the imagination can expand, filling every corner in infinite reflection’.

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jakob + macfarlane collaborated directly with malle during the scheme’s development
image © roland halbe

 

 

as someone who loves working with perfumers, like an editor at a publishing house, I immediately sensed — with the help of these great architects — that together we’d invent a new way to display our collections,’ explains frédéric malle. ‘jakob + macfarlane understood this perfectly. their project envisioned a sort of box, slipped within the existing shell of a historic building in the marais. its interior resembles a carefully sculpted, three-dimensional grid, from which a series of mysterious islands — elements that become shelves, tables and refrigerated cabinets — emerge.’

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the shop is located on paris’ trendy rue des francs-bourgeois
image © roland halbe

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the retail outlet features interlocking timber elements
image © roland halbe

jakob + macfarlane
components have been slotted together to form sculptural shelves, tables, and display cases
image © roland halbe

jakob + macfarlane
the flooring, walls, and ceiling, have all been clad with a mirrored surface
image © roland halbe

jakob + macfarlane
units hung from the wall appear to levitate above the ground
image © roland halbe

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