Dominique Perrault Architecture


29 | 09 | 2017

Opening of the new Yvon Lambert’s Bookshop

Yvon Lambert Libraire & Editeur inaugurates a new space in the Marais

In October 2017, the new bookshop will be opened at 14 Rue des Filles du Calvaire in Paris. The space of 200 , designed by Dominique Perrault Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, will replace the first bookstore currently located at 108 rue Vieille du Temple. It will offer a wide choice of art books, catalogs of exhibitions, rare books or posters. 
A new space in the MaraisYvon Lambert entrusted Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost the concept, the interior design and the furniture of his new bookshop, 14 rue des Filles du Calvaire.It offers a wide choice of art books, catalogs of exhibitions, rare books and posters, on 200m2.
An example of minimalist architectureBoth a bookshop and exhibition site, the crossing and luminous space, opens the view from the street to the inner courtyard. The facade establishes an intimate relationship with the space and revisits in a contemporary way the molding of the Haussmann building, by a work of disassembling every stone pieces on the facade, incorporating high glazed metal frames.Inside, a large shelf, use like an architectural element, runs along the entire length of the library until the "white cube", the exhibition space. The furniture, square tables in varnished raw steel, allows a free arrangement of the books, on two superimposed plates, a glass and mirror one. These equipements amplifies the presence of the book, "La Bibliothèque" by Yvon Lambert.
Reflections, light and materialThe project develops a shade of gray and matt or reflective materials. Existing floor is rediscovered and laid flat by a patchwork of raw concrete floors, waxed concrete or stone tiles. The ceiling is silver and furnitures are raw steel. These colors are warmed by the softness of the wood of the shelf in birch plywood, which echoes the tint of the facade. The contemporary atmosphere is enhanced by the graphic perspectives of the luminaries, the long neon tubes arranged in a cross, and the reflections on glazed, mirrored, transparent or frosted surfaces.