Project : Pavilion - VIP Lounge - Retail Location : Abu Dhabi - UAE Client : Bulgari
Design Team : In collaboration with NaNA Architects
Status : Completed
The Bulgari Pavilion was a temporary installation and
VIP lounge commissioned by prestigious luxury jewellery
brand Bulgari for Abu Dhabi Art 2012, UAE.
Designed in partnership with NotaNumber Architects,
the project took inspiration from the cabochon cut range
of Bulgari jewellery. Working within a tight budget we
looked to methods of turning cost effective materials
into something spectacular.
The project was a Runner-Up at the Architizer Awards
2013 and the Core77 Awards 2013. In addition the project
resulted in the sale of over $2 million of jewellery within
the lounge during the week.
The freestanding structure is comprised of 2300 acrylic
tubes joined together with polycarbonate fastenings. The
tubes were sliced and polished resulting in new spaces
and environmental conditions. In addition to the pavilion
we also designed all the furniture, exhibition cases and a
pop up store. From the point of commission to opening
was 5 months. A bespoke and dynamic lighting solution was devised to
continuously play with the transparency of the structure.