DELVAUX SAINT HONORE'
A new boutique in the heart of Paris
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners designs the new Delvaux Parisian boutique, its fourth in the French capital, situated in Rue Saint Honoré, one of the most famous streets for luxury retail.
Spread across 100 square metres, the interiors of this boutique reflect the building’s heritage and bring together Delvaux’s Belgian spirit and Parisian style.
The use of materials is visually striking and the eye is drawn to a series of antique doors, which adorn the walls and act as a backdrop to the products on display.
These rare antiques - from different periods and of different styles but all with a distinctly French feel - tell a unique story of masterly crafted design and represent a tribute to the city where this boutique is located. Used as a frame for La Maison’s luxury bags, the doors are an unprecedented evolution of the wood panelling, a design feature that VSP and Delvaux have frequently adopted and have reinterpreted in various different ways in the boutiques.
The interior of the store is an eclectic mix of bespoke VSP furnishings and a selection of designer pieces and antiques, which combine together in a subtle harmony of styles.
The architects have worked around colour and texture, adorning the walls with special plaster and stucco by the Italian artist Filippo Falaguasta.Visitors are met with the Custom Bar counter as they enter the store. The counter top is bathed in a warm glow from industrial style pendant lamps and behind this there stands a floor-to-ceiling bookcase which showcases Delvaux accessories.
The homage to Paris and France can also be seen in the boutique’s materials. Burgundy limestone has been chosen for the flooring, and the Pierre de Taille hewn stone, a feature in furnishings such as the bookcase, is a celebration of the facades of the French capital’s historic buildings. These are skilfully blended with traditional Delvaux materials such as gold, satin nickel and burnished brass.
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino
Elena Pessina, Vanessa Ramponi