bureau betak's mirror-clad venue for dior reflects views of the louvre courtyard bureau betak's mirror-clad venue for dior reflects views of the louvre courtyard
mar 09, 2016

bureau betak's mirror-clad venue for dior reflects views of the louvre courtyard

bureau betak’s mirror-clad venue for dior reflects views of the louvre courtyard
image courtesy of dior

 

 

 

for its FW16 presentation in paris, dior continues its collaboration with bureau betak for the show’s set and venue design. in past years, the parisian spatial designers have conceived scenography that included a living orchid wall, a gaudi-esque, smooth white sanctuary, and a sci-fi style grid for the luxury fashion house.

 

for this year’s paris fashion week, bureau betak has realized a colossal mirror-clad structure situated within the louvre’s ‘cour carrée’. the arrangement of reflective panels echo abstract images of the surrounding historic site, forming an immersive and experiential atmosphere as spectators arrive. visitors enter the venue through large tubes that tunnel inside a dramatic and dimly-lit chamber. once within, a sequence of rounded metal apertures provide a runway for models to walk through, flanked by stepped seating from which viewers watch the show.

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the arrangement of mirrors reflect abstract images of the surrounding site
image courtesy of dior

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a colossal mirror-clad structure is set within the louvre’s square court
image courtesy of bureau betak

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the installation forms an immersive atmosphere for spectators as they arrive
image courtesy of dior

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construction and assembly underway in the louvre’s square courtyard  
image courtesy of bureau betak

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models walk through rounded metal apertures flanked by stepped seating 
image courtesy of bureau betak

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a sequence of circular openings provide a runway for models to walk through
image courtesy of bureau betak

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spectators sit on rows of benches that face the catwalk 
image courtesy of bureau betak

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by night, the mirror-clad structure reflects views of the surrounding landscape
image courtesy of bureau betak

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