The network has published a list (far from exhaustive) of beautiful and original stairs located in boutiques of luxury brands. We present the top 15 examples that can really surprise you.
The staircase, designed by French designer and architect Guenael Nicolas for the Dolce & Gabban boutique on Bond Street, connects six floors. This year, the brand's London store project even won a special design award.
The second staircase on the list is in the same boutique and was created by the same designer. This structure connects the top three floors of the store's private space. Main materials: monochrome marble and granite patchwork.
New York-based architect Peter Marino designed a beautiful staircase for the Louis Vuitton store on Place Vendome in Paris. The structure is carved from 18th century stone and features sleek glass balustrades and stainless steel cables.
BottegVenet's new flagship boutique in Manhattan is a five-story 15,000 sq. feet. A staircase designed by creative director Thomas Mayer is responsible for connecting all levels. The accents are on the glass in pleasant shades of gray, washed green and beige.
Dimore has created a retro staircase for Fendi's Sloane Street boutique in London. It is based on the style of the turn of the 1960-1970s, with its velvet and mohair on the walls and plush carpets on the floor.
Erik Carlson designed the luxurious Dolce & Gabban boutique in Venice's Palazzo Torres. The designer created a very beautiful interior for the store, which reflects the multifaceted aesthetics of the brand itself. Here there was a place for the Sicilian Baroque, irony and elegance. A Venetian marble staircase leads to the first floor, where formal and evening wear are presented.
Italian architect Claidio Pirini designed the interior of the Philipp Plein boutique in London. Black and white marble, glass and stainless steel are used in the decoration. A special place is occupied by a hexagonal marble staircase with consoles.
The London Hermes store was designed by RDAI Architecture. Here, the stylish staircase is made of oak wood and complemented by a handrail covered in Hermes Etoupe leather.
The interior of the Repossi jewelry house on the Place Vendome was created by the designers of the OMA bureau. They took as a basis straight and clear lines, as well as reflective and transparent surfaces. It turned out very cool!
The iconic Barneys store in downtown Manhattan was founded in 1923 and opened its doors in 2016 after a major restoration. The project was handled by local architecture firm Steven Harris Architects, whose experts put luxury, vertical mirrors and abstract lines at the fore. A white spiral staircase leads to the third floor.
Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen has transformed a former post office in London into a stunning flagship for Alexander Wang. The interior combines natural stone, chrome elements, recycled rubber and industrial metal plates. In the center is a staircase with dark gray concrete steps lined with black leather.
The Marni store in Milan's Montenapoleone architecturally reflects its feminine personality: it has a completely restrained structure, which is complemented by eccentric accents. The playful charm of the interior blends perfectly with the minimalistic spiral staircase.
Kenzo's talented design team refurbished the interior of the Milan store. The boutique has become a shining example of excellent design and practical functionality. The space is 246 sq. meter is divided into several colored zones with a repeating marble theme. The gem of the interior is a marble staircase with an adjoining table.
Peter Marino, an American, was responsible for the design of the Bulgari flagship in London. The architect used several variations of marble and travertine, which appeal to the Roman history of the house. The very beautiful staircase consists of geometric hexagonal marble steps, and the decoration is inspired by the decoration of the Palazzo Abatellis by the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa.
A polished concrete staircase at Victoria Beckham's Dover Street store in London rounds out the list. The interior was designed by the Iranian architect Farshid Mussavi, who is best known for his collaboration with various museums around the world. As it turned out, the specialist's monumental and restrained manner is ideally combined with the minimalistic style of Victoria herself.