• SUBSCRIBE NOW
SEARCH

Longchamp has renovated its historic flagship store in Paris

by Leona Liu on Oct 25, 2016 in Architecture
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone

The historic flagship store of Longchamp in Paris has received a contemporary face-lift thanks to a team of visionary architects and designers

longchamp-8

Located on Rue Saint-Honoré, the Longchamp store is set in a building that is a registered historic monument, of which the edifice was constructed in 1735. The three arched windows of 404 Rue Saint-Honoré feature a head sculpted in stone at the top, which is characteristic of early 18th-century architecture, and these have been meticulously restored by master stone-cutters.

physichromie_longchamp-4

The flagship store offers three floors and 7,500 sq-ft of luxurious materials and elegant designs in an open space with warm colours that exude a spirit of modernity and femininity. Contrasting textures of wood, leather, and fabric create a beautiful showcase for the most beautiful pieces in the collections. Onyx columns rise near maple and rosewood décor and tailor-made wooden niches house the brand’s most iconic creations.

longchamp-9

Carbondale, who has reinvented luxury architecture from New York to Hong Kong, restored the 6-floor limestone façade and enlarged the ground and second floor display windows to maximise views and natural light to the store interior

longchamp-mindscapes-nuit-rouge

While under construction, American artist Ryan McGinness created Mindscapes, a bright, exuberant work measuring over 10,000 sq-ft to wrap the historical building with vibrant contemporary art.

, , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • IMGM1138

    Design excellence


    Announcing winners of A&D Trophy Awards 2017

    Posted on Dec 12, 2017
    View
  • The new Apple store in Chicago sits atop a wide new public stair that leads down from the plaza to the river Photo: Nigel Young/Foster + Partners

    Glass house


    Fosters + Partners has designed a new glass-walled store for Apple in Chicago

    Posted on Dec 5, 2017
    View
  • The JA Hatta Fort Hotel offers a different take on the emirate, and is a blend of its past, present and, perhaps, its future

    Desert Dynamism


    The city of Dubai is cementing its role as a focal point for creativity in the Middle East

    Posted on Dec 5, 2017
    View
  • West Kowloon Station will be the Hong Kong terminus of mainland China’s high-speed train network

    On track


    The near-complete West Kowloon Station is fitting into an area that is already crowded with an eclectic mix of architectural styles

    Posted on Dec 5, 2017
    View
Top