Baccarat Madison Avenue flagship store blends delicate and rigid details depicted in the finely cut crystal details.
This astonishing retail project has a bright, two-story glassy-frit façade which is patterned with arrays of triangles, creating a 3D illusion on a 2-dimensional surface.
Interior entry walls are wrapped in faceted strips of Macassar Ebony and mirror. This geometry reflects both the natural light from the façade and tiers of grand crystal chandeliers. Nordic Black granite is used as a high-contrast backdrop to display Baccarat crystal, while niches of white gold leaf highlight special products.
Nods to classical French design such as diamond wood flooring and ceiling molding details, infuse the space throughout. The unique application of these signature moves both broadens the brand’s appeal to a younger audience while simultaneously highlighting the craftsmanship and heritage of Baccarat crystal, reinforcing their existing client base.
This luxury project was designed by Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd. / Architecture at Large.