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.”


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