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Retail Design | San Diego’s Louis Vuitton Store

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Photos courtesy of Dickinson Cameron

Louis Vuitton is synonymous with luxury. So nothing but the finest materials and finishes would do for the retailer’s new store in the upscale San Diego Fashion Valley mall. National retail construction company Dickinson Cameron gave the store the luxury treatment, ensuring that the finished design was as well-crafted as its products.

According to Dickinson Cameron project executive Ron Gordines, his team began with a blank slate, gutting half of the existing space while the other half remained opened for business. “We started with the layout of millwork, which had to be completely precise so that we could design the store around it,” Gordines says. Once the millwork was installed, the team added detailed finishes that give the store its luxe look. High-end wall treatments like Venetian plaster and rich maple wood add dimension and warmth to draw customers’ eyes into the space.

And a complementary combination of Italian marble tiles inset with wood create a linear graphic pattern on the floor. Lighting was the finishing touch to Gordine’s luxe design. Crisp, bright white light foregrounds merchandise in the displays, while cove lighting delineates clean lines on the ceiling. “We used several elevations of soffits so that there is the illusion of ambient light without the trim,” Gordines says. “Details like the floor, millwork, and the lighting—these are what make this store uniquely Louis Vuitton.” That, and gorgeous LV monogrammed bags, of course.

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