In response, we proposed a space that feels less like a sales floor and more like a gallery – and intentionally so. Freestanding display vitrines line the path of an open, axial plan leading to a private viewing room at the rear. The space is infused with Neo-Classical Georgian style architectural elements – everything from the tiling to the coffering adheres to a strong, symmetrical composition with harmonious proportions and rich molding embellishments. The custom wood vitrines punch against the quiet off-white backdrop creating a nice play of light and dark.
The client had one last additional request – they wanted drama, while also incorporating imagery of the pearl diver. Floor-to-ceiling wrought iron doors close off the private viewing room and behind them, a true-to-scale bronze diver descends from the ceiling, acting as a visual beacon and drawing the eye to the back of the space.