The mythical address of Boucheron
In 1893, Boucheron became the first jewelry store to open on the Place Vendome. Between 2016 and 2018 this flagship store underwent a complete restoration headed by architect Michel Goutal, lead architect of Parisian historic monuments. As a result of this thorough renovation the building has become fully restored and refreshed without losing its historical glamour.
Atelier Meriguet greatly contributed to this extensive project. We worked on the historic listed rooms including the entry hall, the monumental staircase and the shop on the ground level. Decorative painting and gilding as well as the installation of silk tapestries and restoration of Chinese lacquer… our specialty craftsmen helped to restore the age-old grandeur to this architectural jewel.
Atelier Louis Del Boca with its extensive experience in historic restoration of plasterwork, reconstructed the missing original ceiling and crown moldings by using remains of the original ones to make molds for reproduction. Del Boca also created new plaster moldings for this project as well as stucco décor in the more contemporary areas. Del Boca also created an ornamental dome over the historic staircase.
VLD also participated in this project by manufacturing the conservatory wall with engraved glass, security doors made out of steel, chimney grills, floor grills, railings in brass, mirrors and the restoration of the 18th century stair rails.
Maison Dureau made their contribution by painting the extensive offices and back of house areas. Maison Dureau also installed wall to wall carpets, PVC floors, and laminated parquet floors as well as the carpet runner on the main staircase.