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CORNER SHOP: For his first department-store corner, Cédric Charlier conjured a space based on a toned-down mix of copper, metal and felt.
Advised by architect and interior designer Régis Larroque, whose list of clients includes Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton and Kris Van Assche, Charlier opted for subtle geometrical patterns worked into a sleek 269-square-foot corner, at Printemps Haussmann, where form follows function and vice versa. To wit: A continuous metal bar, 49 feet long, meanders throughout the entire space — at times for purely decorative purposes, at times serving as a rack.
Meanwhile, the seats function as storage and display boxes at the same time. “The shop is an extension of my clothes,” said Charlier. “Copper is my fetish metal, while felt is a material of contrast — noble and raw at once.”
Located on the third floor of the store, the corner stocks the designer’s clothing line and accessories.
— Paulina Szmydke
64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Open Monday to Saturday, 9:35 a.m.-8 p.m., and Thursday, 9:35 a.m.-10 p.m.
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