Before venturing out into the wider world, our shoes begin their journey in our boutiques. All our retail spaces combine natural materials and minimalist design in a harmonious monochrome decor that emphasizes clarity and contrast. Pierre Heschung is intimately familiar with these aesthetic choices that form the basis of the brand’s image repository:
“Certain places and artists inspire me more than others and this is reflected in the collections I create and in my boutiques. Our flagship store in the Rue du Vieux Colombier in Paris with its functional, clean-lined, Scandinavian-influenced furniture echoes these inspirations.”
This showroom-cum-retail space sets the precedent for the ambiance to be found in all our boutiques: a quiet, unfussy space featuring the creations of designers whose work embodies Heschung’s values. The space is the fruit of a collaboration with Pierre Lhoas of Lhoas&Lhoas, the architect behind the Belgian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Mamma Roma in Paris and La Cambre in Brussels. A visionary at the meeting point of art and architecture, Pierre Lhoas is a lover of geometry and materials and places the emphasis on simplicity in all his designs. The shoes are thus presented in their simplest form, so that the leather, construction and last shape of each pair is brought delicately to fore.