We just got the information, Ladurée will open a new store in Geneva, in one of the prestigious adresses in town: Quai des Bergues. The store is designed by India Mahdavi. This is definitely the luxury news of the month. Geneva is the perfect place in Europe to enjoy a stylish and a luxury life. Ladurée is already present in certain point of sales but here it will be a central point for the brand.
Ladurée is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house created in 1862. It is one of the world’s best-known premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. Parisian tea rooms’ history is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family. It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the southwest of France, founded a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale.
In 1871, while Baron Haussmann was giving Paris a « new face », a fire in the bakery opened the opportunity to transform it into a pastry shop. The decoration of the pastry shop was entrusted to Jules Cheret, a famous turn-of-the-century painter and poster artist. The story of the Ladurée macaron starts in the middle of the 20th century with Pierre Desfontaines, who first thought of taking two macaron shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling. Since this time, the recipe did not change. Today the brand has a worldwide reputation and people from different continents enjoy the amazing culinary creations of the French brand. Currently there are 5 different segments:
- LADUREE FABRICANT DE DOUCEURS: Half-way between a Parisian café and a cake shop, Ladurée Fabricant de Douceurs is the temple of gastronomy and pastry innovation where each creation moment is of high intensity.
- LES MARQUIS DE LADUREE: Like an ode to chocolate, Les Marquis de Ladurée is the third Ladurée Maison aimed at creating as good as aesthetic chocolates. The secret lies in the combination of the highest
quality product and a gorgeous setting.
- LES SECRETS LADUREE: This gift collection has been created for Ladurée amateurs who want to take back some Ladurée delights.
- BEAUTE LADUREE: Combining pleasure and softness, Ladurée Beauté collections for home, bath and body tell soft, sweet and ancient stories.
- LES MERVEILLEUSES LADUREE: Les Merveilleuses is a collection dedicated to sensitive and refined women. Make-up turns into a ritual, a special and confidential rendez-vous and even a very sophisticated accessory.
145 years later after the first store in Paris, it is in Geneva that Ladurée decided to extend its amazing brand thanks to this beautiful new place. India Mahdavi was asked to create an amazing, stylish and luxury environment, perfectly matching the ambience of Quai des Bergues.
India Mahdavi is based in Paris. Her studio is known for the diversity of its international projects. The interiors she creates are elegant, fluid, and reflect the essence of their location. Her signature has become a reference for renowned hotels and restaurants such as Condesa DF in Mexico, Hotel on Rivington in New York, Monte Carlo Beach in Monaco, the Coburg bar and Hélène Darroze’s restaurant at the Connaught in London, suites at Claridge’s in London, Hôtel Thoumieux in Paris, Hôtel du Cloître in Arles, Café Français in Paris in collaboration with M/M (Paris),
Ladurée is a garden of delights – India Mahdavi
India Mahdavi has become an exclusive brand, offering a complete philosophy, based on a special vocabulary: high end, joyful, nomadic, chic, elegant, ‘art de vivre’. With the Rue du Rhones, Quai des Bergues is one of the chic addresses of Geneva. The name Bergues is given to the bridge and the all area as well as the street name.
The name Bergues comes from the 16th century. At that time, in the current place of the Hôtel des Bergues, was the stylish residence of a German merchant Hans or Jean Kleberger. His neighbors used to call him “Clébergue” which deviated into “Bergues“. Today Quai des Bergues keeps the stylish lifestyle of “Rive Droite” thanks to the presence of the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues hotel. And it is precisely inside the luxury hotel that Ladurée will open this beautiful space split in 3 different areas: Patisserie, Restaurant and Tea-room.
The inauguration date is still to come and Geneva is already celebrating the good news. You can discover more about the amazing universe of this sweet brand by connecting to the official website:
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