« Often projects come from a particular context, a place, a request, a personality. Here it was to express the personality of Valentine Gauthier in this space of a street corner of Boulevard Beaumarchais.
From this place emanated an old-fashioned charm, that of an old camera shop, coming from stainless steel window frames, the only elements we wanted to keep. The rest of the space has been redefined to create an ambiance reminiscent of the 60s, both architecturally coherent and reassuring, familiar. The walls and ceiling are covered with plaster, the floor with a light beige paint, while a load-bearing wall takes on an architectural meaning thanks to the paneling that covers it.
This box serves as a showcase for the furniture, designed to measure for this project: it was to play with contradictory forms drawn from different eras of the architecture and furniture of the 20th century. At the back of the shop, behind the wall paneling, hides a more intimate space. The softness of the carpet and the curtains open onto the fitting rooms creating a soft and comfortable space. »
88 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris XI
Tuesday       12am - 14pm     15pm - 19pm
Wednesday - Saturday  11am - 14pm     15pm - 19pm
+33 (0) 1 73 74 19 51
Architectural concept by Bernard Dubois
Photos by Romain Laprade