Valentino Man Store

The Valentino Man store in Paris is a further development of the general new store concept in the collaboration with the fashion house. Located in Saint-Honoré, the spaces are characterised by a strong articulation of walls and partitions, each expressed as solid, dense elements. The walls are clad with prefabricated (terrazzo finished) panels of precise proportions. The store is inhabited by a series of counters, tables and benches of polished marble. Clothing and accessories animate these restrained, prismatic spaces and are displayed on handmade brass hangers and timber shelves that hook onto the wall panels. The prevalence of white and grey is continued with Palladian marble (Palladiana) floors which further mediate between the marble elements and the terrazzo-finished walls, enriching the palette of patterns – a theme continued onto the store front. 

Valentino Man Store

The Valentino Man store in Paris is a further development of the general new store concept in the collaboration with the fashion house. Located in Saint-Honoré, the spaces are characterised by a strong articulation of walls and partitions, each expressed as solid, dense elements. The walls are clad with prefabricated (terrazzo finished) panels of precise proportions. The store is inhabited by a series of counters, tables and benches of polished marble. Clothing and accessories animate these restrained, prismatic spaces and are displayed on handmade brass hangers and timber shelves that hook onto the wall panels. The prevalence of white and grey is continued with Palladian marble (Palladiana) floors which further mediate between the marble elements and the terrazzo-finished walls, enriching the palette of patterns – a theme continued onto the store front. 

Date:
2013
Gross floor area:
399.5 m²
Client:
Valentino Spa, Milan, Italy
Architect:
David Chipperfield Architects, Milan
Director:
Giuseppe Zampieri
Associate:
Giuseppe Sirica
Project architect:
Marie Mincke
Structural engineer:
Somete, Bondoufle (Paris), France
Services engineer:
I.T. Impianti tecnologici, Torre Boldone (Bergamo), Italy
General contractor:
Sice Previt, Segrate (Milan), Italy
Lighting consultant:
Valentino Spa, Milan, Italy
Photography:
Santi Caleca