This 1,500 square foot boutique employs a warm but minimalist palette of materials to create a serene, gallery-like backdrop for the display of elegant, pared-down clothing. The store's simple volume and planar wall surfaces are punctuated by repetitive openings and niches alternately filled with clothing and large, Asian-inspired ceramic vessels created for the project by New York ceramicist Peter Lane.
Walls and ceilings are painted plaster on sheet rock and visually merge with the white pigmented and tea stained seamless concrete floors, creating the illusion that furniture, clothing and inhabitants are floating in a much larger volume. Large, custom designed display tables of stained ash veneer accentuate the depth of the space and lead to the focal point of the store, the “free-standing” gridded back wall which is fabricated from lacquered fiberboard panels and mirror.
Interior Designer: Holden & Dupuy, New Orleans
|1998 Apr||Interior Design|