The CRISTALLINI showroom is placed in a legendary place, in the center of Bucharest, Romania:
„Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. In Romania, the tendencies of innovation in the architectural language met the need of valorisation and affirmation of the national cultural identity.” – Wikipedia
An identity which is still kept today also on the boulevard where you can find the showroom Cristallini – in a beautiful, historical building. A beautiful place where all those beautiful dresses come to life. When we first saw this building, we knew that this was the perfect home. A feeling that is growing in us every year that goes by.
As luxurious as it seems now, a few years ago the building fell into disrepair. A small part of it still keeps the memory of historical times:
The women sculpted under the balcony have an ancient meaning: a caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. The term karyatides literally means maidens of Karyai, where there was a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis:
„As Karyatis she rejoiced in the dances of the nut-tree village of Karyai, those Karyatides, who in their ecstatic round-dance carried on their heads baskets of live reeds, as if they were dancing plants”.
Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities, „Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals„:
„She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.” – Wikipedia
Nowadays, this beautiful building is the place where the exquisite luxury of handmade dresses meets the history and the future. In the same place Cristallini has not only the showroom where the women can call for a private appointment, but also the atelier, where each dress is created with love and devotion.
A place where every woman will find her femininity, her style, her sensibility; a place where we try to treat each of our clients like she was a modern goddess.
The fact that there are so many caryatids around the building seems like this was meant to be the place where the modern woman will continue the ancient dance of love, of creating families, of celebrating the birth. As Artemis had her ancient role of aiding childbirth, Cristallini assumes its role of creating beautiful moments, beautiful feelings, beautiful memories.
Each dress we wear is the mirror of our personality, the shape of our perspective on ourselves, it is our signature of what we want to show:
The bridal collection is a tribute for the refinement and sensuality, mixed with tradition and femininity:
The difference is that today the women are invited to relax and enjoy the exquisite protocol, the gorgeous atmosphere… And the flowers are beautifully arranged on the tables:
Choose to be a Greek Goddess for a few moments and loose yourself in this world of luxury and history brought in the present, full of beauty and craftsmanship.