New Versace store features luxurious sustainable design
The new LEED Gold certified VERSACE boutique in Miami at Bal Harbour Shops has been designed by Gweanel Nicolas who focused on capturing the complexity and diversity of the Versace creations. The store carries the complete range of Versace lines and collections for both men and women and some Versace Home Collection items. The store is directly operated by Versace.
A holistic approach has been applied to the selection of materials with the highest environmental and transparency standards. The construction included recycled, recyclable, and responsible materials – including glass in the mosaic, FSC-certified wood in the structure, and recomposed marble in certain decorative elements to minimize extraction of raw materials from the earth – a sustainable commitment in every detail.
Much of the impact of a store is in its daily operations, which at Bal Harbour Shops have been studied with attention to people and environment. From dimmable LED lights with central control installed to ensure efficient use of energy over the course of the day, to climate control equipment chosen for energy efficiency, and a system monitoring energy use and internal air quality added to provide a positive impact for wellbeing on people working and shopping in the space.
The new Versace concept Bal Harbour boutique is a pure expression of not only the unmistakable DNA of Versace, but also of its commitment to the environment and vision for the future. “There’s no bigger luxury than our future. The new Versace concept is a commitment towards Versace’s sustainable legacy.”-Donatella Versace