Carbondale, an Haute Couture Architecture office
When the American architect Eric Carlson decides to open his Architecture office in Paris, on prestigious Place des Victoires, he has no idea that he will create the design of legendary Louis Vuitton flagship on Champs-Elysées. A creation awarded by "The most beautiful metal construction" in 2006. Focus on Carbondale studio most beautiful works.
Louis Vuitton building in Seoul
At the heart of South Korea capital-city, on prestigious Chungdam Dong street considered as Haute Couture center in Seoul, Carbondale created the first Korean Louis Vuitton flagship. The idea ? To Reproduce the design of a Signature Louis Vuitton's traveling case. To recreate the texture and design of the famous "Checkerboard" print, a double facade, in window-dressing, was set up. Its first layer is made of cream and brown tiles made of glass mosaic while the second one is adorned with a stainless steel mesh, creating the illusion of a shining and vibrating veil. This project received the 2001 prize for "Out Standing Design" and the 2013 prize of "Best International Project" for its lighting.
New York Longchamp flagship
We love this embossed flagship, really different from traditional buildings located on prestigious Madison Avenue. Its folded structure on two floors was inspired by "Folding" Signature bag by Longchamp French leatherwork House. In fact, to reduce the lateral compression effect of the space, walls have been covered with a succession of folded plans, made of different material and textures as embossed leather, printed lacquer, engraved glass, Aniegre wood as well as a choice of textile corresponding to the type of product exposed. To pay tribute to Longchamp Parisian roots, the flagship recreate the Eiffel Tower upward movement with its elevator and, the shop windows evoke the banks of the Seine's booksellers.
São Paulo Piselli Restaurant
At the heart of open-air "Iguatemi" mall in São Paulo, Piselli is a trendy restaurant also known as "the garden in the garden". This classy place integrated within a vegetable oasis bathed in natural light and ventilation, is the first "without walls" restaurant in Brazil. Its structure is only made of vertical golden and polished brass's blades, about six feet high and looking like shiny gold thread. Here, clients love to book a table on the terrace with its giant beige leather couch (7 meters). Because of the extreme sun, the terrace is covered with a Pinho de Riga ceiling.
D&G Venice flagship
This is the studio latest creation, a Dolce & Gabbana flagship, at the heart of Calle Larga XII Marzo, close to Saint Mark's Square. Unlike Milan's flagships, capital-city of Fashion, the Venice store isn't modern nor refined and, it respects the historical and original architecture of Palazzo Torres, a former bank where it is located.
By La rédaction