On the 24th of January inspirational force Maison Kitsuné will take up residence at number 68 rue Condorcet (9th arrondissement) in hometown Paris. Listed on the Inventory of Historical Monuments, the building in which the boutique will house was built in 1862 by the French architect Viollet-le-Duc. Conceived by Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, of DIMORESTUDIO, the 70 m² venue welcomes both the men’s and women’s collections as well as a Café Kitsuné. Inspired by the universe of Maison Kitsuné and by a shared passion for detail and the mixing up of genres, DIMORESTUDIO unveils a warm and functional space where complimentary colours and textures, simple lighting and materials, symmetrical lines and volumes are core concepts. Shades of lapis blue and carmine red are given pride of place; the walls, floor and doorways are swathed in a satiny aluminium. Tables are rendered from stratified wood, blue and ivory, while the chairs in the Café Kitsuné are finished with amaranth fur. The all-dominating wood, in a variety of species and dimensions, has been recuperated and re-modelled to measure, creating an elegant environment in perfect Kitsuné style. We can’t wait to visit!
To celebrate this opening Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and Creative Directors, have designed a “Maison Kitsuné Condorcet Paris” capsule collection. Inspired by the blue tones of the boutique, this exclusive collection is composed of a denim shirt made in Japan, a sweatshirt, a t-shirt and a tote bag. With this new address, Maison Kitsuné now counts three boutiques and two Café Kitsuné in Paris, following on from those in the rue de Richelieu (1st), rue Madame (6th) and the Café Kitsuné tucked away in the gardens of the Palais Royal (1st).
DIMORESTUDIO crosses the boundaries between art and design, fashion and architecture. DIMORESTUDIO, which was rewarded MAISON&OBJET Designer of the Year of Interior Scenes in 2014, founded by Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, begins with the desire to share an aesthetic essentially oriented towards addressing those who circumnavigate current moods, attitudes, value the dialectic between simplicity, sophistication and the connection with times past and future, where the end result creates an everlasting legible harmony. DIMORESTUDIO has the opportunity to take part in significant projects originating from diverse fields, which with deeper creative investigation, reveal their recognizable connecting thread. DIMORESTUDIO interprets memories and creates dreams, a modus of working which was gracefully applied in the new project for Kitsuné.
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