Frédéric Malle Perfumery by Steven Holl Architects, New York City

April 26th, 2015 by retail design blog

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

Design: Steven Holl Architects / Steven Holl / Olaf Schmidt / Filipe Taboada / Yiqing Zhao
Photography: Susan Wides / Aislinn Weidele






















via Archdaily

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