David Morris is delighted to announce the launch of its new boutique in Kuwait City, Kuwait, recently opened at the end of September 2021. The boutique is located on the ground floor of Salhiya Complex, Kuwait City’s premier destination for luxury fashion and jewelry, and alongside the world’s most highly-sought brands. Operated in partnership with Ali Bin Ali, it is the brand’s first stand-alone location in Kuwait, and further enhances David Morris’s presence across the region, where it joins the six existing David Morris boutiques and points of sale in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah and Muscat.
Within this beautifully designed boutique, clients can browse new and iconic David Morris fine jewelry collections including Berry, Miss Daisy, Rose Cut, Pearl Rose and Fortuna. What’s more, in celebration of the boutique launch, a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from the House’s fabled High Jewelry collections will also be available to view. Each of the High Jewelry pieces has been carefully chosen for the local audience and includes three stunning jewelry sets and an astonishing diamond watch.
Showcasing the creativity and colorful jewels for which the House of David Morris is known is the Burmese ruby and diamond Trillium necklace and matching earrings, a pairing crafted using almost 60 carats of the world’s most highly sought, intense blood-red rubies. For classic white diamonds with a David Morris twist, the collection’s remaining two sets offer striking and unusual silhouettes. Inspired by brightly-colored and intricately woven ‘boteh’ fabrics, the Paisley white diamond necklace and bracelet is crafted with round, pear and marquise cut white diamonds in a delicate setting, its tear-drop motifs appearing to gently float across the wrist and décolletage.
For statement-making white diamonds, meanwhile, look to the Wave necklace and earrings. This contemporary set has a dynamic, sweeping silhouette that allows each jewel to catch the light beautifully as the wearer moves, and together features 75 carats of round, pear, oval and marquise cut white diamonds. Completing the High Jewelry pieces on display is a remarkable watch with over 30 carats of round and oval cut diamonds adoring its scintillating dial and strap, and a face of lustrous blue Mother of Pearl.
Every aspect of the space has been carefully designed to reflect the bejeweled creations that can be found within, drawing upon David Morris’s reputation for pairing the world’s rarest stones with exquisite handcraftsmanship to create a bold and contemporary vision, brought to life by the London-based Studio Eivind.
The boutique’s striking frontage is cloaked in hand-selected Nero Portoro, a refined Italian marble synonymous with timeless luxury and widely used in Roman times for temples, imperial villas and decorative objects. The sense of luxury continues as you move inside, with walls embellished in custom-stained oak paneling – a stunning detail borrowed from the House’s London flagship boutique on Bond Street – paired with floors in Grigio Luna marble with Art Deco-inspired Onyx Bianco insets.
The interior is a triptych of elegant, equal proportioned rooms spanning 800 square feet, each framed with recessed silk and pewter ombre murals. The collections are housed in glossy Japanned lacquer cases lined with dusty rose-pink satin, which has become a House signature color. To the rear of the space, dramatic floor-to-ceiling antique brass doors inspired by the industrial Modernist villas of 1930s northern Italy conceal the private viewing suite, a space that enables clients to browse and try on their favorite pieces amongst sumptuous soft furnishings in complete privacy and light-filled, spacious surroundings. A stand-out feature of the space is a series of glamorous 1970s-inspired chandeliers, designed and commissioned exclusively for the boutique and handmade for David Morris on the Venetian island of Murano.
“We’ve long known that our Kuwait-based clients have a unique sense of style, as well as a peerless knowledge and appreciation of jewelry,” said CEO and Creative Director Jeremy Morris. “That we now have a permanent David Morris presence here is a wonderful opportunity for us to further connect with the region’s discerning, fashion-forward women, offering them a personalized shopping experience that brings ‘The London Jeweler’s ever closer.” “With a culture of jewelry unlike anywhere else in the world, the Middle East is an incredibly important market for us. Our new boutique has been designed specifically with this audience in mind, and we’re excited to welcome clients into our new home in Kuwait”, he added.