MARITHE + FRANCOIS GIRBAUD SHOWROOM
New York City
Completed in 2005, JHA designed this 14,000 square-foot showroom and office space located in New York City with a distinctly modern atmosphere instilled with references to nature, reflecting the Marithé + François Girbaud brand’s DNA. Organic elements—including shapes, materials, and colors—were inspired by the natural washes used in the French designers’ clothing line. The main showroom features stylized “branches” extending from the custom metal shelving/rack system that displays the collection. In the “Le Jean” showroom, metal tiles in various shades of green suggest a pixilated landscape panorama. Icy-blue walls and a shiny Ardex floor give the space an ethereal quality. Opposite the 10-feet-tall windows that let natural light into the space, backlit walls feature black-and-white images of leaves, created by stretching BarRisol fabric over a metal frame.