Fashion designer Djaba Diassamidze opens a new lifestyle store in Barcelona’s Dreta de l’Eixample neighborhood with a very luxurious and modern design. The multidisciplinary space located on the ground floor of the extravagant Casa Tomàs Roger, a drop-dead gorgeous consortium of goods that include furniture design and objects, fashion, books, and a swanky luxury restaurant. Palatial and whimsical, Darial is a concept modern design store of allure and intrigue, an unforgettable fusion of opulence and cutting-edge cool.
Towering gold pillars shaped like palm trees, ivory carpets and black lacquer screens fill this dramatic concept luxury design store in Barcelona. The 1,500sqm palatial modern design interior encompasses stark and monochrome surfaces embellished with ornate features. Various areas flow into one another, with guests able to move easily from one space to the next. Tall ceilings and bright white walls are evocative of an art gallery, with Diassamidze’s curated selection of wares carefully displayed. Doesn’t this concept store look absolutely beautiful and has the most perfect items for a luxury lifestyle?
Ivory carpets and marble tiles contrast black lacquer fixtures and furnishings from the likes of Muller van Severen, Impossible Project, Lomography, and Bang & Olufsen modern design items. Pointed black folding screens refer to the store’s name – Darial, meaning gate in old Persian.
Palm tree-shaped gold columns are dotted throughout the experiential store, their fronds splayed across the ceiling. Such contemporary design details make the minimalist retail area feel maximal in terms of personality and vision. Art deco references include grand arched openings, while the brasserie restaurant features specific references to 1963 film The Leopard, with a brushed gold leaf ceiling and refurbished 19th-century red velvet banquets. The original luxury furniture includes pieces by Pierre Chareau and Serge Roche.
A carpet-lined crips black staircase leads to a gallery on the lower ground floor, with floor to ceiling concrete walls. The cloister-like modern design interior looks out onto a courtyard, its vaulted openings used to house a rotating offering of temporary exhibitions and collaborations with various contemporary artists. Including a dedicated gallery space below, the retail and food offering enhances the multifaceted nature of the store and plays to Barcelona’s love of art and design-focused retail.
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