bernard dubois translates architectural heritage into valextra's paris boutique bernard dubois translates architectural heritage into valextra's paris boutique
jun 10, 2016

bernard dubois translates architectural heritage into valextra's paris boutique

bernard dubois translates architectural heritage into valextra’s paris boutique
all images courtesy of bernard dubois




the ‘valextra’ store, realized by architect bernard dubois, is a seamless integration of deep-rooted milanese heritage with a visual identity that draws equally from italian and belgian preferences. located at galeries lafayette in paris, the leather goods boutique is defined by a central display piece. thought of as a scaled architectural model, its ceppo di gré construction evokes images of grandiose. due to the stone’s prevalence in the façades of milan, its use also provides a subtle homage to the company’s place of origin. 

full view of the piece

bernard dubois valextra boutique paris france
surface intersections

top corner detail

bernard dubois valextra boutique paris france
top shelf partitions



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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • Lovely. But, how big is this object ? There’s nothing in the photos — save a couple of cylinder locks — to indicate scale . . .

    Stephen Ritchings says:

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