New Prada Bangkok store unveiled
Prada has strengthened its Bangkok presence opening a new 440 sqm store in The Mall Group’s new EmQuartier shopping centre.
The store, designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, comprises a single level destination and houses the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories and footwear collections.
The external façade stretches some 40 metres and blends into the mall’s modern architectural composition: a white canvas curtain enclosed in a crystal box and flanked by large light boxes creates a sophisticated atmosphere. Slim strips of black granite with polished steel profiles frame the large entrances, windows and light boxes.
The first entrance, defined by the signature black-and-white marble chequered flooring, opens on an area housing the women’s leather goods and accessories collections. The space is characterised by green fabric-clad walls with sleek polished steel and crystal display cases. Polished steel counters with drawers covered in coloured saffiano leather complete the furnishing.
The next space is defined by an intimate atmosphere, with green fabric-clad walls and transparent perspex display units exalting the display of the women’s ready-to-wear collections. The footwear collections are nestled in elegant alcoves that recall Prada’s trademark display niches. Green velvet ‘Clover Leaf’ sofas, designed by Verner Panton and reproduced exclusively for Prada, crystal tables and display counters embellished with coloured saffiano leather elements enrich the space.
The entrance to the area devoted to men leads to a space characterised by the distinctive black-and-white marble chequered flooring and ebony-clad walls with precious polished steel display cases, hosting the men’s leather goods and accessories collections. The area dedicated to the ready-to-wear and footwear collections is defined by ebony floorboards and walls, ‘pony skin carpeting’ and coloured ostrich leather sofas.
Additional furnishings, such as polished steel display units and counters with drawers covered in coloured saffiano leather, complete the setting.