Diptyque celebrates Malaysian culture with its new boutique

A warm nook


By Wei Yeen Loh

Diptyque celebrates Malaysian culture with its new boutique

Diptyque has recently open the doors to its new boutique in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur with a spectacular design that celebrates the beauty of Malaysian culture. On the exterior, two ample glass windows form a “diptych”—a subtle nod to the brand’s name. A step into its premises and you’d notice the warm, contemporary aesthetic that heralds to the culture here, from the subtle use of materials to the elaborate motifs inspired by local craft.

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Diptyque’s collection of perfumes are its signature—and this is evident in the store as you find it on display before a vast folding screen, bringing to mind an olfactory landscape (quite literally). Furnishings made from native Malaysian teak and ebony were designed to emphasise the space’s height, giving the space a bold contrast with the dark ceiling. The traditional stencilled motifs on the wood parquet flooring takes inspiration from batik, a local technique of printing coloured fabrics using wax—incidentally one of Diptyque’s favourite materials. Traipse across the room and you will find a cosy nook with a few key highlights of the brand’s gift-giving heritage, from tissue paper in various colours to multihued candles in a showcase. 

Diptyque is located on 3.04.00, Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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