Contract - July/August 2013 - (Page 134)

By Michael Webb Photography by Michael Franke ENHALIGON’ LONDON international Christopher Jenner creates a sensual London flagship for an English perfumer For shoppers, London was traditionally a sober, masculine preserve in contrast to the feminine paradise of Paris. But a radical shift in style and diversity has occurred over the past few decades, and the new flagship store for Penhaligon’s, a perfume company founded in England in 1870, is as exuberant and sybaritic as anything one could find in the City of Light. Christopher Jenner, a designer who moved from his native South Africa to London, drew on his experience staging events and designing twelve other retail stores, including Diptyque (Contract, November 2012) and a Singapore outlet for Penhaligon’s. “The challenge was to create magic in a super-small space and to evoke the spirit of a place and an era,” Jenner explains. The place is a fashionable stretch of Regent Street on the western boundary of the Mayfair district that was rebuilt a century 134 july | august 2013

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Contract - July/August 2013
Industry News
Columnist: Tips on Developing Winning Proposals
Product Focus: Geometry Rules
Product Focus: From Brazil to London
Product Focus: Drawn from the Sea
best of NeoCon®
Google Dublin
Autodesk Milan
Dental Clinic
Botín Foundation
Competition: Inspirations Awards
Designers Select: Surfacing
Ad Index
Exhibition: MoMA Explores the Design Mind of Le Corbusier

Contract - July/August 2013