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Maison Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels - Miami

Maison Van Cleef & Arpels - Miami

A Van Cleef & Arpels showcase has opened its doors in the heart of Miami's booming Design District, an area dedicated to culture and the art of living. This showcase is distinguished by its mineral facade animated by precious stone or bronze leaves, and the refined elegance of its interior fittings, which offer a contemporary setting for the Maison's timeless creations.
The façade is clad in a beautiful gray stone, with a large bay window in the corner revealing the sumptuous interior volume. A beveled stone frame enhances this monumental showcase, whose bronze frames incorporate the Maison's name in a band. The sober mineral envelope is enlivened by a random sowing of stylized leaves.
Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have combined noble materials, craftsmanship and careful attention to detail, finishing and lighting, to create a boutique in the purified style of the Van Cleef & Arpels universe, adding a freshness that has never been seen before. The colors and plant decorations, a reference to Miami's Art Deco architecture, create a contemporary ambience that is both soft and magical, sober and dynamic.
On the ground floor, immediately behind the bay window, small Corian display cases stand on mirror-polished stainless steel feet, seemingly levitating in space.
These luminous boxes, with their flamingo-pink fabric backdrops, are precious little theaters where the jewelry collections are staged. Customers are invited to enter a generous volume with high ceilings, organized into several small spaces.

Hundreds of small, finely textured brass leaves in champagne hues dot the walls, soaring towards the stairwell. These stylized leaves are scaled-down reproductions of the plant-inspired bronze elements that adorn the façade, establishing references between inside and outside, between Florida's lush vegetation, the decorative repertoire of Miami architecture and the Van Cleef & Arpels collections. Two columns clad in creamy-white leather each incorporate a cylindrical Plexiglas display case at mid-height, whose stainless steel uprights conceal luminescent diodes that enhance the jewelry pieces.

The staircase is always a key element in the studio's work. Here, the stone staircase is distinguished by the duality of its railings.
On the one hand, the glass balustrade is coated with a film that gradually changes from translucent to transparent, creating an imperceptibly frosted effect; on the other, the balustrade is solid, made of staff, and features a luminous groove. A whitened beech handrail ensures safety and accompanies movement.

Located on the second floor, this VIP alcove offers a more private space. It's equipped with a wall-mounted bookcase whose stainless steel frame and lacquered shelves stand out against a backdrop of backlit pink fabric.
A corner sofa upholstered in the same blue velvet as the one on the first floor, a round coffee table and small armchairs (Ester for Pedrali) ensure the comfort of these exceptional moments. Finally, a thick curtain in shimmering silver fabric closes the alcove if necessary to protect the confidentiality of conversations.

In figures

Area : 256 m2


ClientVan Cleef & Arpels

Architectural concept, interior architecture and design
Jouin Manku
Patrick Jouin 
Sanjit Manku
Jacques Goubin 
Martin Kloeckner
Lin Xiao
Charles Pons
Birgitte Trosby
Julien Lizé

Architect of recordDesign Republic, NY
Lighting designerVoyons Voir - Stéphane Carratero - Paris, France

CraftmenFurniture and fittings folding screens display cabinets bookcases: Zordan 1965
Staircase structure, railings, handrails and façade frames: Polenz
Stone, floor, staircase and facade and details (stone and brass petals): EDM (Européenne de Marbre)
Carpets: Tai Ping
Fabrics: Dedar - Rubelli
Interior brass petals: Fotomeccanica
Fabriquant tables de vente et lampes: SPB

AwardsPrix Versailles – North America (Retail Category)


Van Cleef & Arpels Miami, Jouin Manku © Ken Hayden