a second Charlotte Chesnais’ boutique in Paris by Anne Holtrop
Dutch architect Anne Holtrop has once yet again joined forces with Charlotte Chesnais to complete a second jewellery boutique on Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris. The showroom reflects the exclusive design and style vocabulary made use of in the first area, introducing some astonishing twists. A monolithic translucent construction that resembles a curved frozen waterfall connects the two display screen tables on the sides. Entering the room, the crystal-crystal clear wall dominates the interior and results in being a centerpiece housing the fine items.
The reveals are nestled inside of the clear acrylic mass, in a series of carved-out cupboards and drawers, which tends to make them look as if they are floating on ice. ‘Drawers and cabinets are carved instantly out of the pure grooves and aid of the synthetic material, more underlining its very present-day nonetheless historical really feel,‘ shares the architect. Purely natural mild penetrates the storefronts enabling the sinuous architectural pieces forged subtle shadows on and within the acrylic wall.
all illustrations or photos by James Nelson
stepping inside the glass-cupboard jewellery showroom
The big 3D CNC-slash acrylic sheets crank out normal reliefs established by the drilling, supplying off a timeless but modern day sense. At the rear of the acrylic wall, the architects set up a sculptural staircase that coils around alone and rises upwards to the superior ceiling interior guiding towards a more confidential setting — a dim eco-friendly large gloss mezzanine stage that houses the brand name’s great collections.
‘The boutique is defined by contrasts that play with its constraints. Centered on verticality and intimacy, the place encloses a distinctive and timeless environment, in which the really large sets the phase for the quite little,’ said the manufacturer.
‘From the deep jade green with lichen hues, and the felted tones of the thick carpeting, the creator’s 70s inspirations are for the to start with time introduced to the fore. A house from a different period. An anachronistic wink, hinted as a result of the reflections of the smooth light-weight on the lacquered walls.’
the collections are suspended ‘in both time and space’
‘I found out Paris through the Rive Gauche. I walked its streets as a youngster, and later on lived there. It is a put on to which I projected my fantasies of a very exquisite, and potentially a bit cliché, Parisian microcosm. To open up my next boutique there is an accomplishment of which I’m very pleased,’ shared Charlotte Chesnais.
for this boutique, the designer takes a vertical technique