Just a stones throw from the iconic City Hall, Atelier-Design opened it's (newly revamped!) doors on the 6th of November and unveiled a unique vision for a new brand of destination shopping in Belfast city centre, one which we at abigail*ryan, are very excited to be a part of!
No. 7 Wellington Place is a stunning three story Georgian town-house, which has housed the second-floor Interiors showroom of the lovely James Fairley and Victor Branco's Architecture and Interior Design practice for the last two years. You might remember our lovely exhibition here, back in April?
When the opportunity arose to take over the entire majestic building, the creative duo jumped at the chance, and have spent the last few months designing and working towards an incredible curation of high end Furniture and Design brands, many of which are not available anywhere else in Ireland.
They began their sourcing in Portugal,Victor's home country, and are bringing over a sumptuous and inspiring collection of hand made furniture and lighting.
Speaking about this exciting undertaking Victor had this to say...
" We were inspired by some of our favourite destination shopping environments around the world such as Liberty of London and Merci in Paris! We felt passionately that we could create a small piece of magic for Belfast shoppers to revel in, right in the heart of the city. We are so proud of the luxurious and inviting space we have created here."
In addition to our full abigail*ryan range, Atelier-Design are also stocking exciting brands such as MUNNA and DELIGHTFUL. The store will also be the first stockist in Ireland for DESIGNERS GUILD FURNITURE and Atelier-Design have been appointed brand ambassadors for CHRISTIAN LACROIX. They continue to be the premium stockist for high-end mid-century furniture pieces in the city, and have a wonderful sourcing service if you are looking for something in particular.
Atelier-Design are well renowned for their UrbanLUXE signature style. Expect deep, opulent colours, vibrant and luxurious fabrics and finishes, layered with unique patterns and prints alongside pops of uncommon colour and high end materials such as hand spun brass, marble, velvet and smoked glass. It's a unique look, that is at once contemporary and edgy, welcoming and nostalgic. Always, exciting and engaging.
We are delighted to have such a vibrant, and luxurious backdrop for our first concession store. You will, for the first time, be able to browse and shop our full range in person, including blankets, cushions, fabric & wallpaper, napkins, tea-towels and gift sets.
We will be shortly be launching our first line of scented candles (we're EXCITED!), and will be having a Christmas shopping evening to show them off, so if you would like to receive an invite (mince pies and mulled wine!) then do sign up to our Mailing List… we have several in-store exclusives already, and will always be adding to the range.
Make sure to pop in to the shop and showroom and get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping!
Atelier-Design / abigail*ryan
No. 7 Wellington Place (just along from City Hall)
Belfast, BT1 6GB
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm (7pm on Thursday)
French Vintage Vie is also housed inside No.7, so make sure to stop off here for all your authentic French-sourced goodies!