Perhaps we’ve gone and died to heaven, or simply seeing thoughts, but this not the type of bank that we work with. Unfortuitously.
This really is first-ever, bank idea shop for BNP Paribas in Paris, developed by Paris-based designer Fabrice Ausset of Zoevox.
This far-reaching principle bank is found in the traditional making of 2, Place de l’Opra. The room is chock-full of absolutely crazy un-bank characteristics, yet it also offers a pleasant retro contact – the honeycombed roof, beautiful mirrors — that gives it the beauty and respectability that the building’s history warrants and the bank’s business should express.
Apart from that, it’s a nearly 1000 square-meter funhouse of designs, designs, colors and forms with the target to lure the client to find out, communicate, research and (gasp!) enjoy.
In five particular areas, all normal banking functions from everyday banking to stock-market data, personal meetings, team training may take place with the emphasis on breaking the age-old banking set-up where in fact the client and the agent (the teller, the bank) are on opposite sides.
The tone was set by all of this plus a temporary exhibition area dedicated to kids, a coffee bar, a 25 square-meter green, living wall for the strange banking experience. Obviously, such elements as ergonomics, sustainability, proper light and the most recent technology, are givens.
Along with custom furniture and furnishings, Zoevox employed furniture by Christophe Delcourt, Philippe Hurel, Paola Lenti, Christian Liaigre, India Mahdavi, Antonio Lupi (lavabo), Pierre Paulin and Philippe Starck, and light by Sylvie Coquet, Adrien Gardre, Poul Henningsen, Marco Merendi, Karim Rashid and Patricia Urquiola. Now, can our neighbourhood banks be all expected by us to alter?