The boutique is designed by American architect Steven Harris, who planned a space that integrates the lifestyle of the Caribbean, the colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean and clean marble floors that recall the chic Italian interiors of the 1950s.
“Growing up in Florida in the fifties, I spent a great deal of time on boats. My father was obsessed with sport fishing and we were often in the Caribbean. The world of marinas and docks, dinghies and tenders was a part of the everyday landscape and laidback culture. Discovering that I share a fascination with Riva speedboats with Domenico and Stefano was a real joy. That and our mutual interest in Gio Ponti and the Italian Rationalists and Fornasetti inspired the St. Barth store. The stair rail evokes the stern of an Aquarama, the cut coquina walls were inspired by the island architecture of the Caribbean. The floor simultaneously refers to the floor of the Casa Malaparte and Gio Ponti’s Villa Planchart.”