Luxury leather goods brand Valextra has opened a retail space in London’s famous Harrods department store, designed by architect David Adjaye. Positioned at lower ground floor level, the interior design draws influence from a combination of craft and innovation — values associated with the Milan-based company. The structure is framed by two 3-dimensional walls, distinguished by the use of crinkle-cut concrete surfaces and the linear or asymmetrical cutouts that function as illuminated niches for the display of products. At the center, a similarly geometrical podium is complemented with partitions at different heights, and bespoke boxes that house small leather goods.
The new Valextra corner at Harrods represents the latest step in the brand’s strategy of international growth and expansion, developed on a retail image that has recently led to the opening of a dedicated men’s corner at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and the entire pop-up restyling of the Milan flagship store.