Carine Gilson flagship in Brussels is David/Nicolas first boutique concept
A Carine Gilson flagship in the heart of Brussels is David/Nicolasâ€™ first boutique concept. Over the last seven years, the Beirut-based design duo made up of David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem has worked across product, furniture, residential, and restaurant design to lots of buzz and critical acclaim â€“ including Red Dot and Wallpaper accolades.
With a deep affinity and curiosity for beautiful materials and craftsmanship, the duo seems like a natural choice for Carine Gilson. The Belgian lingerie designer is known for her fine, haute couture-style kimonos, dÃ©shabillÃ©s, chemise sets, and swimwear, made my hand using Lyon silk and Chantilly lace
. Created to resemble an intimate but polished and contemporary boudoir, the storeâ€™s colour and material palette has been selected to evoke earth, bare skin, and blush. Like many David/Nicolas ideas, there is a textural interplay of light to heavy, and soft to hefty. Silver vein-cut titanium travertine walls meet plush terracotta carpet, pistachio velvet display drawers, Carineâ€™s floating silk designs, and glass and brass accents throughout.
The Carine Gilson bird of paradise motif appears as door handles and braces between half-moon mirror. Fitting rooms are large and spacious at 8 square metres, adding to the private theatre and luxury of the store. A timber semanier is centre stage opposite a rose pink velvet sofa, so guests and customers can witness the ritual of folding kimonos.
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