Images D’Orient’s Shop with Arches and Vivid Colors
After traveling the world to over 15 countries, Images D’Orient will be housing their products and conceiving new ones in a space designed by RG/A.
Extracting from the Mediterranean architecture and the brand’s aesthetic components, the space echoes Images d’Orient’s embrace of diversity and its alliance of modern and ancient through a composite of cultural footprints.
Hosted in Ashrafieh, one of Beirut’s oldest quarters, the space has a dual-use: display and creation.
It opens on a façade of arched windows that puncture the boutique revealing the continuity of arched doorways and display on the inside.
Through the internal arched openings, one can glimpse the narrow passage behind while the display gallery acts as a backdrop curtain to the shop.
Hues reminiscent of Mediterranean architypes dominate the space; grey Aggloceppo terrazzo flooring, bright white walls, blue arched openings, and a vibrant red ceiling.
The space will also serve as the creative launching pad for products to come, delivering the richness of the Mediterranean heritage heralded by Images d’Orient.
Location: Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Area: 70 sqm
Year: March 2019
Photo credit: Tony Elieh
About the Designer: Rabih Geha Architects
A team of architects and designers working together to create spaces that inspire. Led by Rabih Geha, the practice works on a portfolio of projects that include architecture, interiors, product design, and experimental installations.