The Store Scout | DIOR BOUTIQUE Miami Design District
[hr align=”center” weight=”thick” style=”line”] BY KENNETH RICHARD
Miami Florida’s Design District has some new design and a star to celebrate with the opening of Dior’s women’s store.
The store is the first in the U.S. to have the ‘star installation’, a symbol of good luck from Monsieur Dior, that is affixed atop top of the building. The star can also be found on top of Dior boutiques in Omotesando, Tokyo and Seoul, Korea.
The three floor boutique complete with a garden terrace takes it’s design inspiration from Dior’s traditional worldwide flagship on Avenue Montaigne in Paris designed by Peter Marino. A special façade, designed in partnership with Barbarito Bancel Architectes, has been constructed with decorative concrete panels.
Dior commissioned several contemporary artists to design works of art for the boutique that reflect the codes of the house. These pieces include a Terence Main ‘Five’ cast aluminum bench at the entrance of the boutique, a video art wall by Oyoram (Yoram Mevorch), Véronique Rivemale desk lamp in the fine jewelry & watches salon and a Fredrikson Stallard ‘Crush’ console near the entryway to the elevator.
The store is the counterpart to the Dior men’s store which opened in Miami Design District in 2012.
Architect | Barbarito Bancel Architects Founding Architects | Benjamin Bancel & Ivana Barbarito Designer | Peter Marino
Image Credit | Aldo Sperber
Location 162 NE 39th Street
Miami, FL 33137 646.264.6400