4BI & Associés Mobiliere Création Bruno Moinard Editions
Part of a recent major urban redevelopment project, the monumental complex of the historic Hôpital Laënnec in Paris, built in 1634 by Cardinal de La Rochefoucauld, is home to the new headquarters of the fashion house Balenciaga. In addition to preserving the architectural character of the exterior, this adaptive reuse project also showcases distinctive interior elements, with the large wood trusses and beams left in full view. The design of the workspaces dialogues respectfully with the historic building elements, resulting in a decidedly elegant environment in which the finishes and monochromatic furnishings play a decisive role. The careful design of the custom workstations and the refined structural solutions and technical performance of the partition systems ensure high standards of comfort and functional organization, as befits the fashion house brand.
Modular floor-to-ceiling partition wall system with polished aluminum structure
and satin-finished double glazing with insulating cavity; swing doors.
Modular workstations with satin-finished tubular frames, worktops in white laminate, drawer pedestals and divider panel in stained wood, in matte black with visible grain; conference tables, square in rectangular; storage and filing cabinets, and open shelving.
Open-space workstations: 254
Executive office: 1
Conference rooms with square tables: 20
Conference rooms with extra-large rectangular tables: 7
Storage and filing cabinets: 128 low; 172 high
Parete AP: 600 sq m
Swing doors in satin-finished glass: 30
Events | 2019.09.06
New Opening - UniFor Showroom Paris
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, UniFor is restoring and renewing the historic showroom of its French branch, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in 1979. The newly renovated spaces has been inaugurated during Paris Design Week, in celebration of both UniFor’s first 50 years - the history of which is illustrated in a prestigious book published by Skira, “UniFor. A Commitment to Architecture” - and its 40 years on the French market at its historic and prestigious Paris location on Rue des Saint-Peres. It was 1978 when the Molteni family founded UniFor France and entrusted Afra and Tobia Scarpa with the task of transforming the former residential apartment at 6 Rue des Saints-Pères into spaces suitable for receiving its clients and presenting the UniFor collection. The showroom was launched the following year. The renovation project, overseen by the architect Simone Agresta, leaves Afra and Tobia Scarpa's original project intact while reinterpreting the spaces in a modern key