The first freestanding U.S. store for this the designer of jewelry, handbags, belts and luxury accessories, consists of a carved limestone entry portal, a foyer and subtly separate sales areas for jewelry and leather goods. Influenced by art deco furniture, the entire store interior is based on curves. Serpentine floor-to-ceiling walls of mahogany paneling echo the jewelry forms. Other features include custom dyed suede wall, custom-dyed carpet, thirties-designed club chairs, hand-carved store logo and gently curved quarter-vision jewelry cases.
Photography by Ross Muir, New York City
DESIGN: Christopher Barriscale Architects, New York City --Christopher Barriscale, principal; Don Lee, project architect; C. Warnick, M. Sprug, designers CLIENT TEAM: Hattie Whitehead, fashion director ARCHITECT: Christopher Barriscale Architects LIGHTING DESIGN: Thomas Thompson Lighting Design, New York City GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Fisher Clark, W. Palm Beach, Fla. FIXTURING: Rogers & Rogers Inc., New York City FURNITURE: Poltrona Frau, New York City (club chairs) FLOORING: Beauvais Carpets, New York City (custom carpet)