Versace has opened a boutique in Bal Harbour that mixes sustainability with an unexpected energy infused with light and shadow, substance and emptiness, and flow and focus.
The new store, located at 9700 Collins Avenue in Bal Harbour Shops was designed by renowned architect Gwenael Nicolas with the highest sustainability standards in mind, the space features a striking floor and ceiling. The brass ceiling radiates beams of rays, held delicately by a forest of bronze strings. The floor, assembled by hand by Italian artisans, is a mosaic that mixes modernity with tradition. In its commitment to sustainability, the house has reached LEED Gold-level for interior design and construction through the boutique’s construction of recycled, recyclable, and responsible materials, including the glass in the mosaic, FSC-certified wood in the structure, and recomposed marble in elements throughout the space. In addition, dimmable lights with central control and climate control equipment ensure efficient use of energy.
“There’s no bigger luxury than our future,” said Donatella Versace. “The new Versace concept is a commitment towards Versace’s sustainable legacy.”