Margaret Howell Store, Paris, France


Margaret Howell is a highly respected British fashion designer working with many fabrics in informal styles. The brand has a small number of stores each one unique in its own way. But the common theme is again simple clean backdrops to the fashion range but with some interesting elements.

The store Paris is in a courtyard off Place de la Madeleine and was quite a find. It was an old atelier which had stood empty for many years and the most special part of the building was a glass tiled vaulted roof through which infused beautiful natural light enters the store.

The light solution in parts is minimal suspended track lighting in solid turned aluminium spotlights and in other areas is again a track and spotlight solution but concealed within a ceiling trough detail. Display shelving has integrated lighting and as do fitting room mirrors to illuminate the customer head to toe.