Marithé+François Girbaud shop

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Marithé+François Girbaud shop



Patrick Norguet recently design the new store of Marithé+François Girbaud in Paris.

The basic concept was inspired by the place, and more particularly the connection between two spaces: the historical shop at Etienne Marcel (open in 1985) and the former Vespa store-workshop in rue Montmartre that was acquired in 2008. The two spaces are geographically connected and make a passage between rue Etienne Marcel and rue Montmartre: rue MONTMARCEL was created and will be part of the neighbourhood. It is a rupture with the historical verticality of Etienne Marcel with a new architectural signature that emphasizes the horizontal aspect of the passage from one entrance to the other.

Patrick Norguet was inspired by François Girbaud’s idea of burning Etienne Marcel’s skin. Beginning with a pile of matches, the concept of consumption formed in his mind. A certain notion of destruct...Patrick Norguet recently design the new store of Marithé+François Girbaud in Paris.The basic concept was inspired by the place, and more particularly the connection between two spaces: the historical shop at Etienne Marcel (open in 1985) and the former Vespa store-workshop in rue Montmartre that was acquired in 2008. The two spaces are geographically connected and make a passage between rue Etienne Marcel and rue Montmartre: rue MONTMARCEL was created and will be part of the neighbourhood. It is a rupture with the historical verticality of Etienne Marcel with a new architectural signature that emphasizes the horizontal aspect of the passage from one entrance to the other.Patrick Norguet was inspired by François Girbaud’s idea of burning Etienne Marcel’s skin. Beginning with a pile of matches, the concept of consumption formed in his mind. A certain notion of destruct...




Patrick Norguet recently design the new store of Marithé+François Girbaud in Paris. The basic concept was inspired by the place, and more particularly the connection between two spaces: the historical shop at Etienne Marcel (open in 1985) and the former Vespa store-workshop in rue Montmartre that was acquired in 2008. The two spaces are geographically connected and make a passage between rue Etienne Marcel and rue Montmartre: rue MONTMARCEL was created and will be part of the neighbourhood. It is a rupture with the historical verticality of Etienne Marcel with a new architectural signature that emphasizes the horizontal aspect of the passage from one entr...


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