Versace embraces a sustainable future with a new boutique in Bal Harbour
This month, the Italian fashion house has made the ultimate commitment to a gleaming future with the opening of a Versace sustainable boutique in Bal Harbour, Florida whose construction and interiors have been certified as LEED Gold-level.
Architect Gwenael Nicolas, founder of the 20-year-old, Tokyo-based firm Curiosity, designed the space with the highest sustainability standards in mind. From the sourcing of the materials in the store to climate control and energy efficiency of the boutique, every detail is optimized. The store has been given a Gold level rating by LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which certifies buildings on their levels of sustainability.
“I love this new concept that embraces a sustainable future for the people and for the environment,” Nicolas says. “I believe in constant evolution and I think this project perfectly embraces the heritage of the brand with innovative spatial design for Versace’s vision for the future.”
Dimmable LED lights, a climate control system and adjustable lighting design ensure that the space’s many activities leave a minimal impact on the planet.