On June 19, 2019, Sebastien Chapelle and BOW Group will launch Legacy, a new boutique designed specifically for luxury hotels. The first of its kind will open its doors inside Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris at 46 Avenue George V, just around the corner from the Champs-Elysées.
Sebastien Chapelle, who ran the watches and high-tech sections at colette for 14 years, founded ‘nous’ in 2018, now introduces a new- generation store in prestigious locations.“I always dreamed of offering a unique experience for visitors from all over the world, so they can discover exclusive creations in high-end places”. A new concept that immediately seduced the management of Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris which has a strong cultural identity and which is anxious to offer a personalized and authentic experience.
The boutique is nestled into the hotel’s ground floor alcoves with a boudoir atmosphere designed by Jacques Garcia. While keeping the hotel’s initial architectural layout, the interior design developed with Atelier HA revamps the space in the continuity of the Marta bar, connecting the trendiest labels to the hotel’s unique universe. The moiré curtains, walls covered with unusual objects and a purple rug set the tone for an exclusive, intimate space dedicated to contemporary luxury.
Legacy gives tomorrow’s talents the opportunity to meet new communities and boutique visitors the chance to rediscover the Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris, recently renovated, through the various events and launches that will promote designers and brands.
Legacy’s originality is based on an innovative philosophy. Each client benefits from personal advice and a sharply curated selection of products that only Legacy promotes. The hotel’s guests can enjoy a dedicated room service, a personalized after-sales service and special grooming products.
At Legacy, one will find a sharply curated assortment of high-tech, lifestyle, watches, accessories and jewelry that includes limited editions and exclusive collaborations. In addition, a selection of art books and a space dedicated to travel in all its forms.
Among the brands featured: Leica, B&O, Devialet, Lexon or OnePlus for tech. In terms of lifestyle, the latest creations of Montblanc, Ligne Blanche, Label Bougie are available alongside books from Rizzoli and Taschen, numbered editions from Babolex, Medicom and grooming products from Dyson or Braun. The watch area includes the extraordinary pieces of Fin des Temps, updated vintage collections from Seconde Seconde, exclusive watches from Ikepod, Corum, Unimatic, Casio G-Shock, as well as « la colonne du temps » designed by Jorg Hysek and sunglasses from EyeVan, Lunetterie Générale, Ahlem or Retrosuperfuture. For precious jewelry, Legacy proposes manufactured pieces by Eyefunny, Lola Fenhirst, Atelier Makarios or Shamballa Jewels.
For its opening, Legacy welcomes in exclusivity the revisited watches of Fin des Temps & The Crown Collection. OnePlus will launch in preview the OnePlus 7 Pro Almond only available at Legacy.
About BOW Group
BOW Group is a global player in lifestyle consumer products, operating worldwide in the design and wearables markets with its 2 brands : MyKronoz & Lexon. BOW Group has more than 100 talents spread across four office locations: Paris, Geneva, Miami and Shenzhen. Since July 2015, BOW has opened up its capital to NextStage AM, then, in 2017 to PM Equity Partner – the corporate venture fund of Philip Morris International. With 28 years of existence, more than 180 design awards, presence in 90 countries, iconic products featured in the permanent collection of world-class museums such as MoMA in New York and Centre Pompidou in Paris, Lexon has established itself as a worldly-known french design brand. Founded in 2013, MyKronoz has sold more than 3 million wearables and positioned itself as a fierce challenger to both tech and traditional watchmakers.
About Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris
Its name is recognized across the globe – a legendary place set on two prestigious avenues, the most well-known of the two is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, les Champs-Elysées. And yet Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris remains a haven of peace, a cocoon tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The last luxury hotel in Paris to still belong to a French family, it was entirely refurbished by Jaques Garcia and boasts a discreet and elegant design, a garden at the heart of the city, a spa and lightly rooms. Never over the top or gaudy, it features terraces, alcoves and lounges all designed to stop time in its tracks… A near-perfect definition of authentic luxury. The hotel attracts both Parisians and visitors alike thanks to its newly redesigned interiors and exteriors, such as its restaurant Le Joy and its rooftop Le Marta, one of the hottest Paris nightlife spots. September will see the addition of 19 new Rooms and Suites, including four Signature Suites, boasting typical Parisian decor and exceptional views over the Arc de Triomphe and the most beautiful avenue in the world.