The Sonia Rykiel flagship store in Paris has been transformed into a library-style pop-up with books lining the walls like a literary wallpaper. Swedish-Portuguese artist André Saraiva and art director Thomas Lenthal redesigned the boutique to include dazzling red accents, shelves upon shelves of books, and purple carpet with a motif of a red-and-pink lips, books, and cigarettes. It's a sexy librarian's dream.
Mannequins wearing Sonia Rykiel mingle between the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that line the space, similar to the Sorbonne-adjacent librairies just up the road on Boulevard Saint-Germain. With its bright red walls, mirror-clad tables, and heavily patterned purple carpet, the effect is an almost comical juxtaposition of fashion meets paperback.
· Sonia Rykiel's café-cum-library concept for book-lined paris pop-up shop [Design Boom]
· All Libraries posts [Curbed National]