Le 25Bis Champagne Shop for the House of Leclerc Briant
Situated on the world-famous Avenue de Champagne in Epernay our concept for Le 25Bis honours both past and present, preserving many of the period elements of the 18th Century townhouse and mixing original French antiques and luxury brands with contemporary Scandinavian furniture. The shop at the front of Le 25Bis which operates as a retail and showroom space for the House of Leclerc Briant has been formed from the old kitchens. Three Gino Sarfatti chandeliers hang over a long central counter covered with just two solid Carrara marble slaps. Its two combined heights are used for display and for tasting in the rear area of the shop. The Ercol stools lined up alongside the counter match the large dark oak display unit running the length of the room which presents the range of the Leclerc Briant champagne vintages on a ziggurat. Carl Hansen & Søn wishbone chairs in natural walnut surround individual tasting tables made entirely from solid black Marquina marble by Marsotto Edizioni in Tuscany. Tall French windows in the shop now open towards the large planted terrace which we created along the garden facade. Here customers are invited to enjoy the champagne in the afternoon sunshine.