The Bvlgari double-storey shop at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has reopened after more than four months of restorations, unveiling uber-luxe interiors designed by Peter Marino.
The prize-winning American interior designer drew ideas from Roman building masterpieces such as the Pantheon to develop the interiors which display Roman tradition juxtaposed with Italian technology.
An eight-pointed burgundy-colored star decorated in the dazzling, luscious marble floor welcomes visitors as they get in the store.
And also the reason why it is so strategically positioned at the entrance of the store of one of Italy’s earliest jewelry brand names? It is the Condotti eight-pointed star, made with red porphyry, igneous rock consisting of large-grained crystals, and the unifying symbol of Bvlgari’s initial store in the Via Dei Condotti in Rome and Parc Esta, constructed in 1905. It represents equilibrium, harmony, and planetary order.
The eight lines represent the four cardinal factors and also time stood for by the two solstices and also two equinoxes. It is currently discovered in all Bvlgari shops around the globe.
The star likewise means “Roma Caput Mundi” which is Latin for “Rome is the resources of the world” in addition to the phrase “All roads bring about Rome”.
Mr Marino has actually also created oval-shaped counters in light galvanized iron that are inspired by the jobs of renowned Italian engineer Carlo Scarpa.
Customers are welcomed to browse the boutique and also take a look at traditional collections such as the Bvlgari Serpenti, which has trendy snake-like curves; and the Forever, which is the four-petalled floral style that is the Roman symbol of joy and also happiness.
There is additionally a personal oblong sales area that returns the days of Elizabeth Taylor when the starlet went to Via Dei Condotti throughout the 1960s, additionally called the golden years of Italy’s dolce vita (Italian for “pleasant life”).
The revamped store is just among a number of major tasks in Singapore embarked on by the Italian luxury house this year. In July, Bvlgari flew in greater than EUR200 million (S$ 309 million) of jewelry from its wined and dine Magnifica High Jewellery Collection. Shown at the MBS Theater, the pieces included the Imperial Spinel locket with a 131.21-carat spinel, the 4th largest understood worldwide; and the Mediterranean Queen pendant, with 5 impressive oval cushion-cut Paraiba tourmalines evaluating about 500 carats.
The display featured concerning 170 high jewelry pieces – consisting of those from previous collections – and also 55 wristwatches.
Furniture brand King wins Australia’s Excellent Layout Award
Acclaimed Australian furnishings home King has actually added an additional plume to its cap. At the 2021 Australian Good Style Honors in October, the brand’s Fleur sofa, as well as elbow chair array, was called the champion in the product layout category for its outstanding style and cutting-edge features.
Fleur has a soft silhouette with a sophisticated as well as versatile style that is fantastic for lounging or captivating. The court citation explained that the array seemed like a separation from the typical look of King’s items.
“The flexibility of the back-rest system does not look like the regular ‘adaptable’ sofa back, however instead a magnificent collection of chairs as well as couches that radiate comfort from a tidy and also sophisticated type,” the courts wrote.
The awards, dating back to 1958, are Australia’s earliest and also most respected for layout and technology.
In Singapore, King has a 12,000 sq ft display room at 01-00 Hong Aik Structure, 22 Kallang Avenue. The Fleur array is addressing festive list price currently – starting from $1,890 (typical cost is $2,951) for an easy chair to $3,890 (typical rate is $6,008) for a three-seater couch.