Stella Cadente Paris by Atelier du Pont

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Stella Cadente boutique

The new Paris store for fashion designer Stella Cadente is a tunnel lined in gold.

Stella Cadente boutique

Designed by French architects Atelier du Pont, the cylindrical shop showcases clothing and accessories within the rectangular recesses of its curved walls.

Stella Cadente boutique

Gold leaf covers almost every interior surface, including the mannequins.

Stella Cadente boutique

The theme continues on the exterior, where a glazed facade is surrounded by a gilt frame.

Stella Cadente boutique

We've noticed an increase in golden buildings in recent months and have recently featured both a library and a museum clad in golden metal. See these projects and more here.

Stella Cadente boutique

Photography is by Sergio Grazia.

The text below is from Atelier du Pont:


Stella Cadente’s Paris boutique

Stella Cadente + Atelier du Pont = fabulous stories

The story of Stella Cadente and Atelier du Pont goes back a long way. It’s a story of a friendship between two women - Stella Cadente, a designer, and Anne-Cécile Comar, an architect - and, of course, of shared adventures, with their complementary professions and points of view.

Stella Cadente boutique

For a previous concept store in Dubai, Atelier du Pont came up with a design midway between an ice palace and a crystal maze for Stella Cadente. It espoused the brand’s style based on light, crystal, magic and transparent dress. Thousands of stalactites changed colour, creating an impression that the store had come alive.

Stella Cadente boutique

Now they have teamed up again in 2012 under the skies of Paris. Clothed in glass from top to toe, the boutique stands out from the sober lines of the Boulevard Beaumarchais due to its gilded metal frontage. This new Parisian space breaks with the conventions of usual stores. Inside it is cylindrical, broken into two ellipses. The shop window display stand is out: the clothes are laid out on a large draper’s table, and the soft, practical design makes a mockery of the XXS-sized Parisian boutique. The final radical change is in colour, as the interior is entirely covered in gold leaf.

Architect: Atelier du Pont (Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Stéphane Pertusier)
Client: Stella Cadente
Location: 102 boulevard Beaumarchais Paris 11th – France
Completion: March 2012

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    It would have been fun to use other materials or colors for the recessions to add contrast.