When you go inside the boutique, when you look at the materials, the designs and the execution of the products you find through Bugatti.
The boutique's interior is divided into two: the EB - Ettore Bugatti Collection is housed in the luxury / lifestyle area, exuding a warm, natural elegance, with its dark wood floors and brown leather walls. On the contrary, white marble floors and walls in light gray leather of the sport/performance zone showcasing the Bugatti – Performance Luxury Collection reflect a clean and rigorous stylistic essentiality.
References to Bugatti automobile designs reverberate in the brand's entire product range, elegantly highlighting their uniqueness and strong identity. Even the store interior features several typical materials of the Veyron: aluminum, wood, glass and carbon. The result embodies the extraordinary technical performance of Bugatti and the brand's exclusive luxury, perfectly in line with the slogan 'Art, Forme, Technique'. Besides the materials, there are also strong references to the forms. The Bugatti logo at the top of the almost 3 metre arc at the entrance is a clear reference to the characteristic horseshoe radiator grille. The same theme is also reflected in the shop windows, where the protagonist Bugatti Signature bag is also inspired by the shape of the famous grille.
The moving into luxury and lifestyle is kind of a natural and it has been executed very well from what we can see, it's beautiful.
Several typical elements of the Bugatti DNA are reflected in the interior fittings. Such as in the back walls of the large built-in shelves decorated with a 'center seam' created with rivets, inspired by the fin of the legendary Type 57 SC Atlantic. Whereas the shelving structure in aluminum and carbon, refer to the mechanism of the Veyron wing. Dominating the center of the showroom, the large counter in carbon makes an immediate impact with its curved lines also reminiscent of the automobiles.
The grand opening in London represents only the first rev of the brand's expansion strategy. Over the next five years a further thirty Bugatti boutiques are expected to be inaugurated in major financial capitals around the world. Already in 2015, stores in Tokyo, Dubai and Doha are scheduled to open, to later be followed by Paris, Milan and the United States.
The first Bugatti Concept Stores will allow visitors to dive headlong into the rich tradition of the family who created the world's fastest cars, now poised to become a legend with its sartorial lines, as unique as the cars which inspired them.
The best and most exciting brands in the world managed to fuse modernity with history in a very interesting way, and I think Bugatti manages it perfectly.
LIFESTYLE BOUTIQUE LONDON