Versace, the Italian fashion house, has opened a boutique in Bal Harbour, Florida that has been given a Gold level rating by LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which certifies buildings on their levels of sustainability.
Designed by the French architect Gwenael Nicolas, founder of the 20-year-old, Tokyo-based firm Curiosity, the newly renovated store features hand-assembled mosaic made of recycled glass, recomposed marble details and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood in the internal structure.
“I love this new concept that embraces a sustainable future for the people and for the environment,” Nicolas says. “I believe in constant evolution and I think this project perfectly embraces the heritage of the brand with innovative spatial design for Versace’s vision for the future.”
He continues, “Versace is a brand that never ceases to surprise. Its intense curiosity for the new keeps the collections contemporary and innovative. The new store concept follows that path.”