Bjarke Ingels Group, the American and Copenhagen based architecture firm, was the leading team to design a new flagship store at the Galeries Lafayette, on Champs-Élysées. The new store has opened on the end of March 2019 and it shares an amazing design, that perfectly combines with the french department store essence. Today, Paris Design Agenda shares the store’s images with you, and its features.
In late March 2019, Galeries Lafayette has opened a new flagship store, in their location, on Champs-Élysées. This amazing and creative flagship store, was the creation of Bjarke Ingels Group, who invested on the expression platform for visitors and brands. This store fills a total of 70,000-square-feet, being the largest store space in this location.
Once a bank with a 1930’s art deco style, this new flagship store was been reinvented into something massively creative and futuristic. Inspired on digital innovations, Bjarke Ingels Group invested on an eccentric and functional layout which enables visitors to move around the big spaces provided by this brand new flagship store.
This flagship store features connected floors, where the building shares an entry via a tunnel, that perfectly guides the visitors to the main space of the store. Bjarke Ingels Group also decided to include glass stairs, with a mirrored vibe throughout the store space. Its purpose sits on indoor shop windows, with six hanging glass boxes, where its possible to creatively demonstrate the products.
This architecture and design firm also designed this flagship’s store furniture. On the ground floor you can find a golden ring that revolves around the atrium. It also offers a large selection of shopping and dining spaces, as well as spectacular events. On the first floor, the space is dedicated to contemporary fashion, while the second floor supports luxury brands and emerging labels.
Galeries Lafayette are an french store department icon and worldwide known, but it also contains the most beautiful architecture and interiors that you could ever seen. This new flagship store is one more step towards the great evolution of this building’s design, and this specific design is thanks to Bjarke Ingels Group.
Photos by Galeries Lafayette