Versace’s love of everything gilded is well-documented, from its signature Medusa logo to its enthusiastic use of Midas-worthy Greek key bordering. This month, the Italian fashion house has made the ultimate commitment to a gleaming future with the opening of a boutique in Bal Harbour, Florida whose construction and interiors have been certified as LEED Gold-level.
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 (to minimise the depletion of raw materials) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood in the internal structure.
Dimmable LED lights, a climate control system and adjustable lighting design ensure that the space’s many activities (and those of the people in it) leave a minimal impact on the planet. In today's social eco-system, what could be more luxurious?
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