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Triode’s first virtual showroom in Paris

Showroom 3D by WAOLab

This coming 7thof June, guests of the Triode gallery will be equipped with a previously unheard of accessory at a design preview: A virtual reality headset. Jacques Barret, the founder of Triode, will inaugurate the virtual extension of his Parisian address, a first in the contemporary furniture scene. A 120 m2 classical Parisian apartment within which architects are invited to wander to discover the American design which the gallery showcases. “I am in love with our address on the rue Jacob which is both intimate and central yet the small size of the space sometimes prevents us from showing monumental pieces, forcing us to make choices with regards to the brands which we decide to put at the forefront” explains Jacques Barret. “I therefore sought after creating a virtual space for architects, an entirely digital family apartment within which they may walk around and change a chandelier or wallpaper at the click of a button. It is mind blowing. We may place all of the American creators and brands for Parisians to discover!” summarizes Jacques Barret.

Showroom 3D by WAOLab

Two bedrooms, a large kitchen with a central worktop, a double living room, the apartment mimics a classical Haussmannian configuration, yet Jacques Barret is already imagining the loft version so that he may present both styles of residences his clients are seeking to furnish. “This type of extension is lengthy and expensive to develop since a 3D model of every object needs to be created, yet the time gain and the comfort that follow suit are incomparable. The visitor walks around, points at a chandelier, changes it immediately and may scroll through our catalogue while standing between virtual mouldings and parquet”


Triode is already presenting 80 pieces amongst which lighting by Roll & Hill, Apparatus, Bec Brittain, Lindsey Adelman and furniture signed by Finn John. Partner brands equip the rest of the apartment: Bulthaup Hausman for the kitchen and Calico for the wallpaper. The system is developed by Waolab, a specialist in virtual reality. A pioneering step that is sure to set an example.

Showroom 3D by WAOLab

Triode virtual showroom 

Press Preview the 7thof June from 10am to 4pm

Private view the 7thof June from 6pm

28 rue Jacob

75006 Paris