Men's Style

Introducing The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

As Pitti Uomo opens its Fall/Winter 2014 edition today,  WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie invites you to discover and explore their Alpine Lodge, the latest exhibition of next season’s product offering and inspiration.

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After a successful debut of their freestanding, custom-designed showroom last season, co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart are proud to unveil their latest destination-inspired brand experience, this time taking their guests on a journey through Japan.

Photo Credit: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

Imagine leaving the urban hustle behind while blissfully slipping away to a humble Japanese mountain lodge. Set against a scenic backdrop of natural springs, glacier-grey skies and statuesque alpines, you embrace the surrounding beauty and its restorative qualities: Zen gardens lend their calm to noisy minds; the simple fireplace radiates warmth and the opportunity to take in nature’s beauty. Hot tea, ainu-weaved textiles, cozy striped wool blankets and natural pine interiors provide an instant sense of comfort and hospitality.

Photo Credit: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

For Fall/Winter 2014, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is inspired by the dichotomy of Japanese culture—one deeply rooted in time-honored tradition yet at once swiftly ahead of the curve, modern and restrained. Looking to the design, colors and textures found in Japan’s bountiful landscape, they’ve crafted an exhibition that showcases the importance of tradition and how it continues to serve and inspire our modern sensibilities and lifestyles.

About WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
Conceived out of a “want” for premium, quality leather goods to house the “essential” professional and personal products for modern everyday life, designers Dexter and Byron Peart challenge the status quo by offering stylish, functional and affordable alternatives. Inspired by mid century architecture and design, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie celebrates unity through contrast and is at once classic and modern, masculine and feminine, uptown and downtown.
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