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Lamarthe Opera Store

Inventive lighting and a complimentary material palette enable the Lamarthe Store in Paris to not only establish its presence within its quick paced urban context but also its identity as an inventive retail brand.

By: Andrea Tognon Architecture

Architecture-Page | Lamarthe Opera Store by Andrea Tognon Architecture
Detail of the Antelio glass display in the store.

The location of the second store is however radically different from the first one. The Boulevard Opera is a high paced artery for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In order to deal with this facet of its
observers, the architect decided to emphazise the presence and perception of the store chromatically.

Architecture-Page | Lamarthe Opera Store by Andrea Tognon Architecture
View of the stainless steel shelves on the walls of the store.

Reflections & mirrored surfaces, including the ceiling, are employed to expand the visual impact of the space. The ceiling also helps chromatically merge the two varied faces of the store.


  • Text: Courtesy of the architect
  • Photographs by Agostino Pacciani, Courtesy of the architect
  • Compiled and edited by Mitesh Saraf

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