Φυσικά υπάρχει 6οροφη, με πανάκριβα έργα τέχνης για
πάμπλουτους συλλέκτες στην Rue de Courselles!
Ανακαινίστηκε απο 1920-23 και έκτοτε λειτουργεί ως έχει.
HISTORY OF THE PAGODA
The Pagoda is situated in the famous 8th district of Paris,
adjacent to the Parc Monceau.
La Pagode is considered by locals as an architectural extravaganza of Paris.
Nestled in a quiet street and originally constructed as a hôtel particulier in
the French Louis Philippe style, the building was bought in 1925 by
Mr. Ching Tsai Loo, a celebrated collector and dealer of Chinese and Asian
art and antiques.
Aided by prominent architect Fernand Bloch and under the careful supervision
and direction of Mr. Loo, the building was transformed into the Pagoda,
and served as the home of Galerie C.T. Loo & Cie., showcasing an exquisite
collection of Chinese and Asian art and antiques.
Even today, the Pagoda continues to be one of the most fascinating buildings
in Paris. Its landmark exterior, with its typical Chinese red color and
architectural features, serves as the facade of a sumptuous interior with
elaborate Shanxi lacquer panels. It pays tribute to Mr. Loo’s Chinese heritage
in all its glory. Other remarkable thematic rooms within the Pagoda include the
Salle Indienne, the Salle Cavaliers and the Petit Salon Porcelaine.
Today the new owner brought back the Pagoda to its old Asian glory.
It now functions as an international meeting point for cultural exchange, strategic communication and a vibrant link between the Eastern and the Western World.
And it was once again the place where this time Paris got its first encounter
with our brand.
The Pagode served as the location for the French press to get a full scale
insight in what RITUALS… is all about.
If you ever find yourself in Paris pay a visit to the location of this special Parisian
gem and don’t forget to drop by our new store located at 24, Rue Vieille du Temple.
We have arrived in Paris, but this is only our first shop of hopefully many
more to come!
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