Valextra – John Pawson’s Vision

John Pawson  © Orla Connolly.

John Pawson
© Orla Connolly.

Valextra’s Milanese boutique recently underwent a redesign by the designer and architect John Pawson. Over the past four years, the iconic via Manzoni space has seen a number of temporary collaborations and takeovers by names like Martino Gamper, Bernard Dubois, and Kengo Kuma.

Valextra’s Milan boutique
Photo by Andrea Martiradonna.

Pawson was asked to create a longer-term vision for the store, one that is warm, clean, elegant, and minimal—the better to make the luxury leather goods created by Valextra really shine. Whitewaller spoke with Pawson about creating a feel-good environment filled with natural light and possibility.

Valextra’s Milan boutique
Photo by Andrea Martiradonna.

Valextra’s Milan boutique
Photo by Andrea Martiradonna.