Saturday, July 20, 2024

Printemps Haussmann Reopens Le Grand Escalier


Opening the day by day newspaper, Le Parisien, the picture of an impressive staircase in Printemps Haussmann met my eyes. After forty years, Printemps Haussmann reopened Le Grand Escalier (the Nice Staircase). Get misplaced within the mirrors that replicate and the balustrades that twist to infinity. A significant renovation mission is full. Forty years after Printemps closed off the staircase within the rotunda, the superbly refurbished 1924 staircase as soon as once more reaches to the 7ème ciel (the seventh heaven) the rooftop. The staircase reopened Thursday, June 1, 2023. The one option to attain Le Grand Escalier is thru the Caumartin ladies’s constructing.

Excited to see the renovation, I entered the Caumartin rotunda, crossed the mosaic ground to the left and began strolling up the 156 steps the seventh heaven and the rooftop view. Strolling up the steps, the mirrors replicate to infinity. Geometric graphic designs embellish the wrought iron balustrades. Mirrored within the mirrors, the balustrades twist and switch because the staircase narrows. The golden rivets maintain the contemporary carpeting with Printemps’ chevrons in historic blue and inexperienced. 

Go and go to when you have an opportunity to see your personal reflection earlier than the crowds arrive. Whenever you enter the rotunda of the Caumartin ladies’s constructing go both proper or left to begin your ascent to benefit from the staircase.

Historical past

The architect, Georges Wybo, designed the staircase after a fireplace ravaged the unique division retailer in 1921. The staircase was constructed between 1922 and 1924. 

Le Parisien 

Christine Henry (Le Parisien) interviewed Alessia Rizzo, who manages Printemps’ tradition and heritage branding. Ms. Rizzo stated that the staircase, “…appears to drift on air, no pillars of help are seen. The lamps are impressed by vegetation. The place of the mirrors on every touchdown replicate pure mild and lightweight from the lamps. The balustrade and you might be mirrored within the mirrors advert infitum.” 

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