Big news on the West Hollywood design landscape came in the form of the first American outpost of French brand L’Eclaireur, which recently opened on a bucolic corner of Robertson Boulevard in the Design District. The space was reimagined as a fully restored 1960s chic French-style revival mansion with a modern twist. Founders Martine and Armand Hadida opened the original fashion boutique in 1980 on the lower ground floor of a gallery on the Champs-Elysées. Their claim to fame was introducing the relatively unknown Maison Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto to the world.
Once again, the brand, run by Meryl Hadida Shabani, daughter of the founders, is breaking new ground in this residential retail location. She has drawn up an impressive network of exclusive artists’ and designers’ works from around the world including Ado Chale, Aldo Londi, Aristide Najean, Arne Quinze, Ben Storms, Carol Christian Poell, Hans J. Wegner, Lindsey Adelman, Osvaldo Borsani, Philippe Hiquily and Pia Manu. From the moment you walk into the ground-floor-level entrance, a futuristic white chaise lounge by the late-great Zaha Hadid is a stunning and anchoring piece.
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