The French Touch

A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson

December 11, 2017

Julie Stordiau, Vincent Farelly and Jean-Baptiste Martin form a trio of heritage conservators specializing in wallpaper, graduates of the National Institute of Heritage and the Sorbonne. Longtime friends, they found themselves on the sites of restoration and reconstruction of historic interior.

It is on the site of a historic house in Auvergne that they discover residues of paper dominated under layers of wallpaper that centuries had accumulated.
To reconstitute it, they dive into the history of the “dominoterie” and got passionated about this craft technique, fallen into oblivion.

In 2012, they team up and challenge each other to revive this French know-how representative of 18th century decorative arts. They founded the company and named it A Paris at Antoinette Poisson, in tribute to the Marquise de Pompadour, born Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, amateur of the arts and great amateur of wallpapers.

A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson remains faithful to the techniques of the time in respect of the aesthetics of the 18th century and the quality of the materials used.
In their workshop, located in an intimate courtyard in the heart of the old artisan district of Paris, custom-made domino papers are drawn, printed sheet by sheet by hand or stenciled and assembled using the same techniques than those of the “maîtres dominotiers” of the time.

 

A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson publishes collections inspired by historical models with timeless motifs, and also imagines their own collection with original motifs, which the team declines on paper or textile.

Sixty models are available and the customization of the hue is proposed. Eight sheets are needed to make a square meter of wallpaper.
Prices start from 250 euros per square meter.

They have also developed a beautiful range of office products like cahiers, envelopes, boxes etc. which you can shop online here.

 

 

Collaborations

For last Valentine’s Day, A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson was commissioned a bespoke work by dyptique, for the limited edition Rosa Mundi.

In honour of this holiday, Antoinette Poisson has designed two exclusive motifs, one floral and the other geometrical, to decorate the scented objects of this collection.

More recently they have and designer a beautiful range of carpets for CasaLopez, made with the ikat technique.

A Paris avec Antoinette Poisson

 

12 rue Saint-Sabin

75011 PARIS

T: 0033 1 77 17 13 11

 

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