Boutique Azzedine Alaïa
Kris Ruhs, Chandelier
Inside a Parisian building from the 18th century, the boutique of the famous Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa has three levels with enveloping white spaces, setting off the fashion collections of the master of prêt-à-porter that are updated from season to season, along with an exceptional system of furnishings and display fixtures.
The three floors are linked by the original stairwell, where Kris Ruhs has designed a chandelier that like a cascade of aluminium leaves forms a dizzying yet balanced line of connection through the three levels. A luminous and materic sculpture that descends from above to stop a few centimeters from the entrance floor.
The display tables are a reissue of a model by Pierre Paulin (1927-2009), the French designer rediscovered by critics in recent years for his modernity of expression and elegance, based on a practice of ongoing experimentation.
The table, with a metal base, intertwines shaped flat surfaces to form a harmonious geometric and quadrangular chalice on which to place a glass top with the same form.
Finally, another display fixture made by Marzorati Ronchetti is the freestanding system for hanging garments designed by Martin Szekely, forming an essential metal arch that frames the clothing placed at the center.
Aluminium chandelier, Painted steel table with glass top
A luminous and materic sculpture that descends from above to stop a few centimeters from the entrance floor.