Designed by renowned Monaco-based architect studio Humbert & Poyet and officially inaugurated by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on 15th March, the 250 sqm new twined Sabrina Monte-Carlo ‘art de la table’ and Lalique Monte-Carlo boutiques welcomed an impressive number of guests for the Grand Opening cocktail.
Fine white and Sauterne Lafaurie-Peyraguey wines were served in delicate Lalique crystal glasses as well as Bollinger Champagne in crystal Baccarat and silver Robbe&Berking champagne glasses; together with delicacies from the renowned Monaco-based Cova. The luxurious settings of the new boutiques, enhanced by beautiful flower arrangements, created a magical atmosphere worthy of the greatest epic film staging. All attendees enjoyed the privileged invitation they received and could admire the sparkle and finesse of the newest collections.
Both monochrome boutiques, with black and white marble and lacquer, are very similar yet fitted out in opposed colours as regards to ceilings, floors, walls. Also, the neutral but strong contrasting tones permit to highlight every item on display at its best. These pure and opposite tones were used on purpose “We wanted to create an environment where clients could come, see and touch the products, in a refined and restful setting. From the moment the clients will enter our shops to the moment they leave, we like to think that they enter a bubble, a refuge of luxury that simultaneously stimulates the senses and soothes the soul” says Sabrina Monteleone-Oeino who, since 1995 has become the specialist in indoor and outdoor stylish decoration. “I am flattered that Lalique has placed their trust in us and has given us the exclusivity to represent them in the Principality”.
The location is ideal. “The Boulevard des Moulins has become the meeting spot where independent brands sit alongside relaxed restaurants and bars, forming a community of like-minded retailers. There’s a fascinating mix of creative small shops and commercial businesses in this street, which is what makes it so interesting” mentions Sabrina Monteleone-Oeino and she adds “Due to our continued success and expansion, we are extremely excited to open our two new boutiques. The move is in conjunction with the growing needs of our customers and the increasing number of projects we deal with”.
These new lifestyle boutiques will see a plethora of items from various home universe brands, from tableware and decorative objects to crystal decorative panels and lighting. Not only will clients get a thrill of stylish interior decoration but they will also get a professional advise with personalized follow up.
Photo © Yvan Grubski