Coupdeville Architects recently completed a new retail shop for English shoe brand, Charlotte Olympia. Charlotte Olympia is a fast growing international footwear label. Coupdeville Architects were asked to design the flagship store in Mayfair (London) and based this on a traditional style with a slightly modern twist. This enables the shoes to become the focal point, while exuding graceful charm and all elements have been of a bespoke design, from the wood mouldings to the lights.
The parquet flooring coupled with the brass fittings, contrast with the starkly modern shoes and yet a high level of craftsmanship is evident in both. The shoes demand attention, each with their own personality, style and electric colours, while the simple design provides an understated elegance, drawing customers into the light filled, airy space.