[News] Architecturestudio signs Sotheby’s new Paris address: 83 Faubourg Saint-Honoré

[Project] Architecturestudio signs Sotheby’s new Paris address: 83 Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Spread over 3,300 m2 on five floors, the new Paris flagship will be an ever more efficient tool for the presentation of works of art and prestigious collections. It will also be an open and welcoming auction house, offering its customers an enriched experience.

👉 Transparency and openness: a new theatricality
The new Sotheby’s headquarters is welcoming, with its play of transparency on Avenue Matignon and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and its openness to the outside world. On the first floor, the sales room and showrooms are connected to the public space via the windows overlooking the street.

👉 The sales room is at the heart of the project.
This 200-seat sales room (240 m2) features a “Parisian chic” ambiance of the 1925s, accentuated by the choice of materials sourced from short circuits, such as Burgundy stone, but also eucalyptus wood and solid brass. The atrium’s suspended galleries, opening directly onto the sales room in the manner of “loges”, allow direct views from the various levels, including the café, and thus make it unique, exceptional and immersive.

👉 A restoration that respects the Art Deco ambience and is environmentally ambitious.
The respectful restoration of the existing buildings, the conservation of old Art Deco elements and a commission to create new monumental chandeliers of rare elegance and allowing subtle plays of light, give these spaces a dimension that is both heritage and innovative

Sotheby’s, Mario Tavella, Marie-Anne GINOUX, Gaspard Joly