Roger Vivier opens its latest boutique in Hong Kong at K11 MUSEA – the city’s newest Cultural-Retail landmark at the Tsim Sha Tsui Harbourfront. The boutique highlights the work of chosen artists through the furniture pieces that will be displayed in store.
French designer Hervé Van der Straeten showcases his signature graphic aesthetic with the “Mirror Saturnales.” Glas Italia’s Patricia Urquiola stands out with a luminous, multi-color finish for her “Table Shimmer” piece. Italian designer Angelo Mangiarotti made “Eccentrico” and “Eros” – a pair of marble tables that play with symmetry. Architect, designer, and scenographer India Mahdavi takes inspiration from Persian gardens for her “Garden of Eden” rug, while Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer plays with dimensions for her “Bliss Rug” creation.
The seating areas will feature the “Julep” sofa and armchair by Swedish architect Joans Wagell, influenced by the 1950s avant-garde movement. Minotti’s Gigi Radice showcases her love for classic lines with the “Albert” sofa, while Saba’s Paolo Grasselli adds touches of color with his “Geo” pouf chairs. French designer Christel Sadde adds another highlight in the boutique with “Je Dance” – a mobile sculpture, handcrafted in precious materials such as gold and palladium.
These works of art exhibit Roger Vivier’s values of creativity, exclusivity, and rarity – qualities that define each collection. For AW2019, Creative Director Gherardo Felloni continues the evolution of the Maison with new styles, inspired by the archives, but reinterpreted in his design aesthetic. Key pieces for the new season include the Courbette pump, which features a bicolor, chunky heel with a curved interior, inspired by an archive heel from the 1960s and the Viv’ Skate, casual sneakers that capture the spirit of the ‘70s skateboarding culture. Likewise taking center stage is the Beau Vivier bag, a completely new creation that features a top handle and a shoulder strap, making it a versatile accessory that can be worn in different ways.