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Dauphin / Felix de Montesquiou

  • 01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Dauphin / Felix de Montesquiou
Dauphin / Felix de Montesquiou , © Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

© Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé + 13

  • Architects

    Felix de Montesquiou
  • Location

    103 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
  • Client

    Maison Dauphin
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Text description provided by the architects. The challenge was to create an architectural vocabulary for the brand that would underline the radical minimalist design of the jewels without competing with them.

© Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

When we decided with Charlotte Dauphin de La Rochefoucauld (the artistic director, and creator of the brand) to stage the launch at the Louvres in Paris, I started working on furniture that will create a continuity between the very classical architecture of the Louvres and the simple sensitivity of the jewels.

© Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

In the first monumental room the jewels are displayed in 5 simple showcases made of thin patinated metal. The vitrines, consoles, lamps, etc, were carefully designed using classical golden proportions that you could already find in the architecture of the space, but applied to very contemporary shapes and details.

© Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

After visiting the monumental showroom, the guests were invited in a second room where we created a much cosier atmosphere. They were welcomed in a Pierre Jeanneret 1950's salon from the Galerie Downtown. The beautiful furniture from Chandigarh (India) recreated an elegant and intimate feeling, where the creator would host interviews.

© Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

Paolo Roversi photographs were exposed in a simple rhythm made of floor lamps and mirrors, all designed for the occasion.

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