French pastry chef Pierre Hermé and beauty & fragrance specialist L’Occitane have partnered together to create a shared store that with bring together their own DNA into a seamless and vibrant environment.
Located on Paris’ luxury shopping mecca: Champs Élysées, this concept store has been designed by the French architect Laura Gonzales who got a lot of attention recently after she remodeled a bunch of fancy Parisian hotels, clubs and restaurants.
86 Champs is a three-part gastronomic experiment, offering a dessert bar for initiating yourself in the art of pastry, a coffee station for discovering the art of coffee according to Pierre Hermé, and a restaurant, for a savoury interlude between dessert courses.
The impressive central counter has already been massively shared on social media as a landmark and a symbol of the place. And so has the ceiling above the counter, made of hundreds of white balloons, which look like delicious delicate pastries.
The coffee bar is also offering take away options for the visitors of the inner “Gallery 66” which is located just along the store.
Meanwhile, L’Occitane will be present through their interactive, in-store perfumery and scent installation which lends an aromatic twist to the dining experience.
As expected, the two brands have designed signature products together. Thus, a selection of beauty care items and food specialties come with the same ingredients and flavours.