Friday, October 21, 2011

Chic at Diptyque

I love Diptyque candles and their great black and white packing.  Their black and white store design however didn't really make me want to stay and shop.  All that is about to change starting with the Bleecker Street store redesign to help celebrate the iconic brands 50th anniversary.  Christopher Jenner of Jenner Studio UK took on the challenge of merging the heritage of the brand with a sense of "French luxury." 

I got a little tour of this new jewel box store and was blown away by all the details.  Many pieces were designed to play off the oval labels that you see on their candles including the amazing chandelier. While the shades were made from upside down candle holders.  On first glance, the walls just look like antiqued mirror but they are actually made up of painted scenes of New York. One of the most unique pieces are the display tables.  They were created with white Thassos marble and stainless steel with legs upholstered in a custom fabric.  The tables light up and have a beautiful glow.  All the glittering touches are softened with the use of walnut cabinetry and display shelves that were also created in the oval shape.  It is definitely a store that makes you want to linger so you can take it all in visually but the best part is that is also smells divine too! 

Diptyque
337 Bleecker Street
between Charles and Perry Streets
New York, NY
212-242-2333
www.diptyqueparis.com































Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

7 comments:

With love... said...

Loving it. Can't wait to visit NYC to shop away at Diptyque.

Have a great weekend.

Karena said...

Glorious shop Heather, It is all delightfully unique! Love Diptyque

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Slim Paley said...

So pretty! great photos.
Will look forward to visiting next month :)

xx
SP

Layers and Layers said...

Wow. Beautiful shop. Will make a point of finding it on my next visit. Thanks for the photoview :)

Valerie@DesignCaller said...

I really hope you never burn out on bloggng...I've been readng yours for a long long time, and it still has original and fresh ideas. The Diptych entry had me going over it twice. All of that mirroring, plus artwork -- and the wooden display stands...I was so distracted (in a very good way -- sparked lots of ideas) by the interiors of Diptych that I had to go over it all again to actually process what was In the store!
Also, I just saw the Thursday Minty Fresh entry, which was also a very good read/look. I realize that it is a shade that is starting to be seen, but I have not been excited about it. The way you presented it, I actually liked it. Thanks for expanding my horizonz just a tiny bit. :) Valerie

Dorothy Durbin said...

Thank you for a wonderful tour of an amazing place!

CriolloGlam said...

We could not expect less.. Diptyque it's top of the range, and I bet those marble top tables are by Maison Darre or at least they seem very close to what comes out of Mr. Darre's mind.

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