Arne Quinze X L’Eclaireur


Belgian architect, Arne Quinze, redesigned L’Eclaireur’s rue de Sévigné location in Paris with artistic installations. He is best known for fusing popular extremes like “passion and chaos with controlled elegance,” and is inspired by architects, urban developers and sculptors. Mixing mediums, the store is segmented into little vignettes. Each corner of the store features garments on display, framed in boxes that were collaged from paper and wood with a lacquered finish. Animated video screens of eyes peering out onto the shop floor are illuminated from behind, similar to light boxes. “This is not just a shop, it’s an experience. The project grew as a dream fed by emotions, history and memories. It is a fantasy in which I hope everyone will find a story for themselves,” he says. The central focus was derived from an archway, created from dowels, blocks and strips pieced together like a trellis, which is one of the shapes associated with Quinze’s aesthetic.

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