Saturday, 12 October 2013
Luxury brand Delvaux unveils new global retail concept
Luxury accessories label Delvaux has unveiled a global flagship store in Brussels’ Galerie de la Reine, the historical shopping arcade inaugurated in 1837 as part of the Belgian capital’s Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. With interiors conceived by Luxembourg-based artists Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil in collaboration with Milanese architectural practice Vudaﬁeri Saverino, the new retail space fuses the connotations of tradition, history and luxury associated with Delvaux with a contemporary softer identity by combining rigid angles and neutral colours with soft lighting and curvilinear walls.
Founded in Brussels in 1829 by Charles Delvaux (and with a warrant holder to the Belgium Royal Court since 1883), the brand claims to be the oldest leather luxury goods house in the world. While paying respect to its venerable estimation, Delvaux plans to reach new audiences by using the new design concept inaugurated at 31 Galerie de la Reine throughout the new stores planned for Europe, Asia and the Middle East as part of its current focus on global expansion.
Photographs courtesy of Delvaux