Italian fashion designer, Salvatore Ferragamo has doubled the size of its Bicester Village store and unveiled a revamped interior. Designed in-house by Ferragamo Store Planning, with Mark Pinney Associates as consultants and fitted out by Portview, the interior boasts a refined, understated ambience with warm, neutral tones of café au lait and honeymilk, framed by metallic accents of brass and champagne gold. The store spans 200 sq m with an extra 150 sq m of additional storage space on the mezzanine level.
The use of concealed LED lighting creates the illusion of ‘floating’ shelves, perfectly illuminated to add depth and dimension. The interior strikes the perfect balance between elegance and exuberance, with Art Deco-inspired features such as rich travertine ceramic flooring, polished walnut surfaces, brass hardware, and plush golden velvet settees.
'We’ve thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Ferragamo and Mark Pinney Associates on this project to deliver a beautiful store that elicits the best in Italian finesse and quality. Our main priority on every project is to deliver over and beyond the client’s expectations and that’s exactly what we’ve done here. From managing and coordinating the installation of the delicate millwork from Italy; to ensuring every fixture, fitting and finish matched exactly what the client envisaged, we took ownership of every step of the process so the client didn’t have to,' says Simon Campbell, managing director of Portview Fit-Out.
'The quality that has been achieved in delivering the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at Bicester Village is testament to the team involved. Despite a challenging programme and the coordination required of an international supply chain, the target opening date was met. It was a pleasure to work with Portview, who added value to the project by managing it effectively and being extremely proactive when solving issues,' says Nick Johnson, associate director of Mark Pinney Associates.