New chromatic and formal balances for the new space of the Belgian company, a project by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners

Delvaux, the oldest fine leather goods manufacturer in the world, inaugurated a new store in Paris, on Rue Saint-Honorè. Founded in Brussels in1829, Delvaux has been Official Supplier to the Belgian Court since 1883. In 1908, Delvaux was the first company to register the patent for a women’s handbag, a must-have for women who were starting travelling.

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The new Parisian boutique is located in a historic building just a stone’s throw from the Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendôme. The authors of this project are the architects of Vudafieri-Saverino Partners: the Milan-based practice has been working on the global concept of Delvaux stores since 2012, expressing the values of the brand in different ways, adapted to different contexts – Milan, Hong Kong, London, New York.

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The space covers an area of 100 square meters and combines the brand’s Belgian spirit with Parisian architecture. The leitmotiv of the interior design project is a series of antique doors that decorate the walls while serving as a background for the bags on display. Each door is a rare antique belonging to a different era but sharing the same French style, as a homage to Paris. Altogether, the doors represent a contemporary and original version of the traditional timber paneling that has always characterized the style of Delvaux boutiques.

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An eclectic style for Delvaux boutique in Paris

At the entrance, a Custom Bar welcomes customers. There, the guests can experience the personalization of Delvaux products. Just like the doors used as boiserie, also the materials chosen for the project reflect the French tradition. The floors are in Pierre de Bourgogne, while the Pierre de Taille finishes celebrate the façades of the historic buildings of the French capital. The materials typically used for the Delvaux concept – pale gold, nickel velour and burnished brass – complete the interior design.

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The space is outfitted with custom furnishings by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners and a selection of design pieces and antiques, for an eclectic style completed by industrial-style suspension lamps and a floor-to-ceiling bookcase displaying all the company’s accessories. Walls are finished with special plasters and stuccoes by Italian artist Filippo Falaguasta in warm shades, dialoguing with the boiserie. The guest of honor, in the middle of the boutique, is a gilded cabinet from the 18th century.

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