Printemps's Fifth Floor
June 27, 2012
The Printemps department store complex has just unveiled the newly renovated fifth floor of its Beauté-Maison building. The sleek, light-filled space assembles the best in contemporary furniture and lighting, with big names like Cinna, Roche Bobois, Ligne Roset and Habitat alongside a prestigious group of smaller European manufacturers. The store is large enough to offer a wide range of styles and looks—and to give each individual designer a significant presence. Organized into easily navigable quadrants, like lofty rooms, the new layout makes it a cinch to envision how an elegant side table or standout chair might look chez vous.
The fifth-floor opening concludes a five-year, $100 million renovation of the store, now designated as a historic landmark. The store’s 1883 sculpted facade, with its original mosaics, zinc domes and goldleaf decoration, has been restored to its former glory, along with the intricate interior mosaics, Art Nouveau details and all of the display spaces. In addition to furniture and decorative objects, Printemps Maison offers everything from kitchen items and tableware in all price ranges to home fragrances and the finest French and European sheets, towels and linens.
102 rue de Provence, 9th, 01.42.82.50.00. www.printemps.com
Originally published in the June 2012 issue of France Today
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