Yves Salomon

New York


Bienenstein Concepts was asked to envision the new design concept for Yves Salomon’s worldwide retail stores, that is implemented for the first time at the Madison Avenue boutique, New York.  

The concept aims to create a fusion between the pure architectural envelope and its refined and luxuriant materials. The elegant custom designed fittings highlight the voluptuousness of the exquisite furs and leathers. 

The main vertical surfaces, finished with custom artisan plaster of mineral texture and light taupe color, are separated from horizontal planes by floor and ceiling reveals creating subtle shadow lines.

Architectural volumes are dressed in cream-colored Travertine Alabastrino marble from Italy, featuring integrated and backlit display niches, or create a feature wall of rare Pakistan Green Onyx marble, washed with light. Custom-made flush doors are discreetly integrated into those generous mineral surfaces.

Custom hand-tufted wool area rugs rest on large floor slabs of honed Corinthian marble, enhancing the luxurious and feminine atmosphere.

Clean ceiling planes slide into each other, while knife-edge light coves accentuate the generous ceiling heights.

The intimate fitting room is clad in textured, Japanese style wall covering and hand-tufted carpet, and fitted out with a custom triptych mirror and a mohair fabric covered stool.

Clad in marble and artisan plaster, the checkout area is discreetly concealed from clients in the back of the space.

Energy-efficient recessed LED light fixtures provide mood and accent lighting, complemented by an Italian vintage chandelier from the 1960s.

For the custom furniture, rare and exquisite marbles, such as Sarrancolin Versailles from France, Diaspro Rosso marble from Italy or Pakistan Green Onyx are combined with the golden shade of satin brass and mat black patinated steel, as a reference to French Art Deco.

Tall brass fixtures recall an armoire closet belonging to an elegant lady of former times, yet being utterly contemporary with its refined structure resting on a pure marble plinth and dissimulated LED lights.

A delicate base in black patinated steel supports the solid marble tops of side and display tables.

Large wall mirrors are framed with a subtle satin brass profile.

Custom designed display mannequins and tailor busts punctuate the space to highlight distinctive collection pieces.

The lounge area features carefully selected vintage lounge chairs by Milo Baughman.




Photo credit: Adrian Wilson