Reiss Cagnes Sur Mer
Location : Nice, Cagnes Sur Mer, Polygone Riviera, France
Area : 3700 sq ft
Completion : May 2016
d-raw has designed Reiss’ first destination in France with a lavish, sculpturally styled residence in the glamorous coastal get-away of nice. While the space is as sleekly structured as a Parisian showroom, a sense of fluidity, calm and a host of architectural cues that draw inspiration from the natural world mark a departure into more (luxuriously) relaxed territory.
Based on the working title ‘the sculpture garden’, the space includes a clutch of lush interior mini-terraces: oases of greenery conceived as in-store sanctuaries. These are mirrored by a swooping wave of interior screens that slow the pace of movement throughout the space, and provide neat pockets of intimacy.
Typical to all d-raw design for Reiss flagships the materials palette has been devised with entirely bespoke, locally-relevant inflections: in this instance a set of monochrome but highly textured layers of sandblasted driftwood serve as reminders of the seaside surrounds, while a gaggle of multi-height marble visual merchandising plinths bear echoes of classical mediterranean sculpture.