There may be all the time an air of romanticism to perusing the cabinets of a bookstore, a sentiment that Alaïa has delved into with its newest partnership with Uncommon Books Paris.
From 27 November 2023 to 4 January 2024, the French style home has invited the bookstore into its Paris Marignan and London New Bond Avenue boutiques to show a fantastically curated number of books. Housed in a non-public residence on the left financial institution of Paris, Uncommon Books – as its identify suggests – sells limited-edition, out-of-print tomes. The gathering contains a few of style and artwork’s most collectable tomes, excellent for individuals who search a singular quantity to adorn their espresso desk.
Alaïa companions with Uncommon Books to curate fashionable library
The choice has been fastidiously curated by Alaïa’s inventive director Pieter Mulier, who continues to hone his refreshed imaginative and prescient for the home, which nonetheless pays ode to its founder Azzedine Alaïa. Mulier has remained an avid pupil of the Alaïa archive, beforehand telling Wallpaper* that he spent ‘numerous days and nights’ studying concerning the style home’s intricate design codes, to reimagine them for the current day, noting a selected fondness for the years 1983-1996, ‘when the garments invented by Azzedine have been revolutionary artistic endeavors’.
‘I wish to create garments that carry this concept of a contemporary magnificence, all the time in motion,’ he continued.
Staying true to his phrase, a phenomenal Alaïa bookmark produced from pure leather-based can be obtainable in each boutiques, a singular interpretation of a basic merchandise and the proper trendy heirloom for the devoted ebook lover. The choice can also be displayed in particular dotted mud covers created by Mulier.
The Belgian designer was impressed by his personal love of books when curating the choice. ‘One of many objects I personal and cherish essentially the most is a ebook on Le Corbusier that used to belong to my grandfather,’ he says. ‘Books result in magnificence. They’re our greatest allies and our most treasured legacy.’
The collaboration is offered from 27 November 2023 to 4 January 2024 at Alaïa’s Paris Marignan and London New Bond Avenue boutiques