December 2016 Saint-Barthélemy — The new Dolce & Gabbana boutique with Martini bar & café has opened for business. Xavier David provided both Construction Management and Engineering services for this brand new retail outlet on Rue de la République in Gustavia. Architect Steven Harris of New York designed the elegant interiors.
The Treasure chest of the Caribbean; The Saint Barthelemy Boutique tells the story of the project by Dolce & Gabbana. An excerpt:
Spatial fluidity and organic continuity are what make the boutique an exclusive oasis. Delicate stone surfaces in pink and green onyx and white calypso, lend a feeling of lightness, tranquility and harmony to the entire space. The furnishings are designed to echo the tasteful character of the island: cleverly illuminated palm plants that create a seductive play of light and shadows, oases of luxury, custom tables and chairs hand wrapped in rope and upholstery in natural hemp. The walls are clad in white calypso stone. A series of wall niches host the ready-to-wear collections and accessories, arranged on antique brass shelves and green vellum floating credenzas.