Polomé Jewelry
Antoine Richez
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Doors: AluminiumFRAGER
Interior furnitureFriends | Founders
Interior furnitureMDF Italia
Interior lightingDoxis
Full Moon 900, Tunnel 1200 Round
Interior lightingProlicht
GLORIOUS Slim, Bunga
Interior lightingXicato
Midi Tube On, Edna

Product Spec Sheet
Doors: Aluminium
Interior furniture
Interior furniture
Interior lighting
Full Moon 900, Tunnel 1200 Round by Doxis
Interior lighting
GLORIOUS Slim, Bunga by Prolicht
Interior lighting
Midi Tube On, Edna by Xicato

Polomé Jewelry

Goffart Polomé Architectes as Architects

Located in the city center of Charleroi, the new Polomé’s jewelry is established in a former supermarket. Starting from an undefined space which deepness was emphasized by a uniform suspended ceiling covering the entire surface, the aim of the architectural intervention is to erase this connotation by highlighting existing singularities, hidden under several finishing layers.

photo_credit Antoine Richez
Antoine Richez

The design of the project has been initiated as a circuit following the client’s progression through the space. In fact, this journey begins outside the building. The vitrine is shaped as a contemplation space marked by a round recess made of glass bricks. Through its diaphanous characteristics, the brick preserves the intimacy of the jewelry as well as it illuminates the street. The entrance in the store is rhythmed by a series of thick beams, witness of the structural logic of the building that sequences the space. The organization of the surface becomes scenography when the circuit borders the long curtain materializing the division between scenic space – the exhibition hall – and backstage – the atelier and office spaces.

photo_credit Antoine Richez
Antoine Richez

This journey is also sporadically punctuated by alcoves, whose intimacy is accentuated by the textile drape surrounding the fitting space. The scenography is also perceived in the lighting of the store, where mountings underline sometimes the horizontality of exhibition desks, sometimes the verticality of alcoves. Finally, the client’s circuit is naturally guided toward the back of the jewelry thanks to a brighter source of natural light emanating from a second glass brick recess echoing the vitrine along the street. The brick restructures the light and illuminates the choir. The other side of the store is punctuated by tall mirrors that reduce its linearity by playing with reflections. These vertical elements also delimitate more individualized fitting spaces.

photo_credit Antoine Richez
Antoine Richez

The chosen materiality creates a chromatic unity through the space meanwhile playing with different textures with the aim of highlighting various colors of the precious gems. The choice of working with textiles on the walls and the floor as well as projected cellulose on the ceiling participate in the creation of an intimiste acoustic.

photo_credit Antoine Richez
Antoine Richez
photo_credit Antoine Richez
Antoine Richez
photo_credit Antoine Richez
Antoine Richez
photo_credit Antoine Richez
Antoine Richez
Caption

Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: Terrazzo |Grigio Chiaro 25 | Stone

2. Flooring: 
Terrazzo | Grigio Chiaro 25 | Stone
Carpet | Lounge – Freedom Zeo 871 | Lano

3. Doors: Aluminium | Minimal 3D JEF |Frager
4. Windows: Aluminium | A-MB70 | Sedalu

5. Walls: 
Projected cellulose | Sonaspray | Asona
Curtains | Cameri Silver | Designers Guild

6. Interior lighting:
Nano Channels | XAL
Glorious Slim | Prolicht
Bunga | Prolicht
Full Moon 900 | Doxis
Tunnel 1200 Round | Doxis 
Midi Tube On | Xicato 
Edna | Xicato

7. Interior furniture:  
FF Chair | Friends & Founders
Rock Table | MDF Italia

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