About the project
Le BHV Marais began in 1856 in the historic and iconic Marais district in the heart of Paris, and it has opened its first store in the Middle East. Located in Dubai’s City Walk, Le BHV Marais is the urban destination to shop, dine and discover exclusive brands.
The sizable two-floor flagship department store opened in March 2017. The majority of spaces in the store including Beauty, Fashion, Home and Gourmet boast timber, stone and tile finishes evoking a light, fresh and neutral feel throughout.
As identified by the Kristina Zanic Consultants design team, the urban lifestyle section called for something a little more special in the double height space, and while the red and white brick finishes carry through, large industrial-inspired light features dominate the space. Upstairs the homeware section, moveable walls provide maximum flexibility to close off or open up spaces depending on the offering. Full height metal mesh walls offer a place to display artwork and mirrors.
Bronze framed fixtures with Carrara marble bases provide the platform for stunning gowns in the glamour section. Illuminated arched wall joinery showcases accessories for handbags and stilettos, and metal mesh and mirror wall cladding accents highlight the space.