New Diptyque store designed by Christopher Jenner

A new Diptyque store designed by Christopher Jenner opens in London this week. This is Christopher's third project for Diptyque - he previously designed the Diptyque room at Liberty and the brand's New York flagship store.

The store is based within the Victorian architectural splendour of Leadenhall market at the heart of the City of London and the design scheme respects the provenance of both its location and the Diptyque brand. The result is an interior space where French luxury is fused with English patterning to stirkingly beautiful effect.

Rich, opulent and contrasting materials have been used throughout. Handmade furniture in walnut and turned brass sits against backdrop of bespoke Gothic revival wallpaper, while acid etched brass 'journey' panels frame a classic Victorian Fleur de Lis pressed ceiling from which a large halo chandelier is suspended above a Limestone floor.

Oversized library cabinets are furnished with multi-layered classic mouldings and fitted with secret cupboards in English brass, stained-glass fretwork and antique mirror.

The Details:
Victorian brass detail | Hand rolled glass | American Walnut
Jura Limestone | Canvas | Marquetry
Acid etch | Cocomat | Brass cornice

Images: Michael Franke (store); Christopher Jenner (details).