Baccarat has unveiled their newest flagship store in New York City ahead of the iconic brand’s upcoming 250th anniversary. The expansive 2,800-square-foot store, designed by acclaimed architect and designer Rafael de Cárdenas. The store’s distinctive design concept is a new global retail model for the brand, and features individual spaces to showcase Baccarat’s three main product categories: jewelry, home décor and lighting.
Shoppers enter the store into a grand two-story space, featuring a brushed Nordic black granite floor and walls covered in geometric strips of Macassar ebony and mirror. The combination of natural light from the façade coupled with a collection of stunning Baccarat chandeliers creates shadows and angles reminiscent of Baccarat’s hand-crafted crystal pieces. The space’s most dramatic feature is the Icon Wall. Made of Nordic black granite, the wall displays large-scale product in an eye catching fashion across its two-story surface.
As guests transition from the double-height entrance, they will enter the Jewelry Bar, a dynamic space that encourages clients explore on the full range of Baccarat fine jewelry. The area is lit from above with the feminine 24-light Zenith Unfocused clear, pink and mist crystal chandelier by Phillipe Starck.
Perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy the environment, the lounge is dedicated to Baccarat’s decorative and novelty pieces. The sunken room features a diamond-patterned hardwood floor, which again evokes the brand’s signature crystal diamond cut is enveloped by tufted grey suede walls.
The Dining Room features a large, high polish, stainless steel dining table with a satin grey mirrored top. The room showcases Baccarat’s wide array of stemware and barware and is fully functional for entertaining. Baccarat’s iconic lighting takes center stage. The dark-yet-reflective surface of the silver-black plaster walls with black lacquer insets contrasts with the bright light emanating from Baccarat’s table lamps, floor lamps, sconces and chandeliers.
Baccarat enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to experience the brand’s exceptional lifestyle on a grander scale with the opening of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences. The Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York will combine sophisticated design with the level of service and exceptional quality that exemplifies glamour and prestige of the Baccarat lifestyle.
With a proud history reaching back three centuries, Baccarat remains more than ever a symbol of timeless beauty and unrivaled luxury. The opening of the new flagship will once again honor Baccarat as a leader of luxury lifestyle and allow the legend to live on for the next 250 years.
Photo Credits: Keith Scott Morton