Referencing the heritage and craftsmanship of the luxury leather label which was founded in Milan in 1937, the studio took cues from the materiality of Milan’s palazzos. This included a mix of marble, stone, metals and mirrored surfaces in the store located in Bal Harbour – a neighbourhood in the northern tip of Miami Beach.

Ceppo di Gre, a pebbled grey Italian stone, clads the front of the Valextra shop, and also lines the floor inside, where it is contrasted by the brighter hues of Arzo marble.

Thick cuts of the multi-coloured stone are supported by metal mesh to create podiums for displaying individual handbags. Miniatures of these structures featuring slender marble tops and shorter bases have been erected on a pink-painted wall to showcase more leather goods.

Other details of the store include a large opening in the ceiling. Spotlights around the perimeter are directed upwards to reflect off the fabric covering the ceiling to create a softened lighting effect.

Source | Dezeen



16th January 2019

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