Boutique Ralph & Russo
LASA VENATO VENA D'ORO® as a symbol of glamour and beauty of form in the land of the sheikhs
In 2018, Lasa Marmo produced and supplied 160 m2 of LASA VENATO VENA D'ORO® floor slabs with a thickness of 2 cm for the British haute couture house Ralph & Russo and its second flagship store in the Middle East. The boutique opened in December 2018 and is located in the "Lagoona Mall", a completely modernized shopping centre with brand shops, restaurants and a cinema in Doha, the capital of the desert state of Qatar. The flagship store in the Emirate on the Arabian Peninsula is also the largest boutique of the brand label, which has been on the rise since 2010, with Tamara Ralph as Creative Director and Michael Russo as Chairman and CEO.
Ralph & Russo's exclusive ready-made collections, accessories and leather shoes and handbags are aimed at fashion-conscious women. Locatelli Partners, the Milanese team of architects commissioned to design the new flagship store, opted for LASA VENATO VENA D'ORO® refined Lasa marble to present Ralph & Russo products to the wealthy and demanding public in Qatar's capital city. The floor slabs were joined by the main entrance to the boutique and a wall clad in LASA VENATO VENA D'ORO®, in which the monogram of the haute couture label was incorporated. The boutique, which reflects Tamara Ralph's creative vision and otherwise consists only of the most precious materials, is decorated in silver, alabaster, champagne and rose gold. Colours that embody glamour for the Australian-born fashion designer and thus stand for refinement, elegance and femininity. Exactly these noble, exclusive and warm-hearted character traits, striped and cloudy gold-coloured inclusions in pearl-white Lasa marble, have been discovered by the architects in our LASA VENATO VENA D'ORO® when selecting the materials.