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The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

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At the January edition of Pitti Uomo—a bi-annual men's fashion event held in Florence, Italy—accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie exhibited within the Alpine Lodge, a conceptual structure that channeled the theme of its new collection. We sent a few questions to Want’s co-founders, brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, to learn more about how architecture conveys the brand’s urbane sensibility.

"The Alpine Lodge was inspired by a traditional Japanese mountain lodge," Peart says.
The sprawling 16-acre Katsura Imperial Villa was commissioned in the 17th Century by a pair of father-son princes, and...
The structure's minimalist shape and "timeless" framework gave the brothers freedom to explore different concepts by...
Farrow and Ball's Card Room Green No. 79, one of Want's signature colors, was the paint of choice for the Alpine Lodge.
The dichotomy of Japanese culture inspired Want's Fall/Winter 2014 collection.
Montreal-based interior designer Maria Rosa Di Ioia and Florence-based architect Andrei Pantzer worked to bring the...
The structure features custom millwork to display the brand's bags and accessories.
In the couple’s art-filled living room, a vintage coffee table sits atop a rug by Gunta Stölzl, purchased from Design...
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