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Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects

  • 12:00 - 13 March, 2015
Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects
Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects, © Susan Wides
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© Susan Wides © Aislinn Weidele © Susan Wides © Susan Wides + 18

  • Project Architect

    Filipe Taboada
  • Project Team

    Yiqing Zhao
  • Lighting Consultant

    L'Observatoire International
  • Cabinetry

    Javier Gomez
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© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

Text description provided by the architects. The 400sf Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle shop is an abstract insertion into the historic fabric of Greenwich Village. It is envisioned as an integral material/spatial whole.

© Aislinn Weidele
© Aislinn Weidele

An imagined geometry for olfaction, a slipped disk characterizes the facade, the main cabinetry, the furniture, and the secret garden beyond.

© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

If smell could have geometric properties they might come in all scales and textures. Similarly, the “slipped disk” geometry is textured, porous and reflective (foamed aluminum); dense, smooth and opaque (black walnut); transparent (glass); or soft and rough (wool carpet).


In the Secret Garden, which is paved in schist, the gentle sound of water emanates from a cast brass slipped disk.

© Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

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Cite: "Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects" 13 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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