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«Nuage» : Exceptional lighting from French designer Thierry Vidé

«Nuage» : Exceptional lighting from French designer Thierry Vidé

Since 1998, Jean Sebastian and Félicien Vidé, under the name of Thierry Vidé Design, create and edit contemporary lighting designs, handmade in Paris. As designers of exceptional lighting, they like light sculptures with a high quality design and they’re very keen on producing them in limited editions. Today, we introduce «Nuage», an exceptional art work which exists in 3 sizes, it’s a very beautiful piece for a cosy home with a...

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Asselin and the Art of Wood

Asselin and the Art of Wood

Created in 1957, Asselin is today a major actor in the fields of carpentry, joinery, cabinet work of art as well as in the installation and the decoration of top-of-the-range interiors. Asselin intervenes in government and private contracts, in the restoration of historic buildings and in new manufacture. Asselin works in close cooperation with architects and decorators to study and recommend technical and artistic solutions. Asselin is...

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Hôtel de la Marine, to be visited in 2015

Hôtel de la Marine, to be visited in 2015

The hôtel de la Marine (1757 and 1774), also known as the hôtel du Garde-Meuble, is located on place de la Concorde in Paris. This beautiful XVIIIth century building led by Jacques-Germain Soufflot  will be transformed in a museum and open to the public in 2015. It houses a chapel, a library, workshops, stables and many apartments, including those of the intendant of the Garde-Meuble. When the Government was forced to join Louis XVI in...

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Joys of winter: Chalet Béranger

Joys of winter: Chalet Béranger

Is winter your favorite season? Do you like skiing and spending time in snow-filled mountains? Even if you answered both questions “no”, you wouldn’t resist going to the French Alps if you were the owner of Chalet Béranger, the most recent project of talented French interior architect and designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance. Just completed in December 2011, this three-storey log cabin is located in St. Martin de Belleville, a village...

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Contemporary Haute Couture Interior Design

Contemporary Haute Couture Interior Design

Domeau&Peres offers contemporary interior design furniture, in particular seating, of the very highest quality in the finest craft tradition. Savoir-faire, Domeau&Peres was founded in the mid-1990s by Bruno Domeau, a saddler and Philippe Pérès who, in keeping with an ancient French tradition, spent several years touring France as a journeyman before qualifying as a tapestry-maker. In just 15 years the duo Domeau & Peres made...

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Cristal Benito – French Crystal Cutter since 1925

Cristal Benito – French Crystal Cutter since 1925

Cristal Benito, the crystal cutting expertise has been passed down through the Benito family for 3 generations. To view the Cristal Benito collection, please scroll to the end of this page or click-here. To obtain the French-LifeStyle sales conditions and tariffs for Cristal Benito, please sign up under the professional section or contact us: Telephone: +33 (0) 1 42 60 65 18 or E-mail: blandine@french-lifestyle.com (Subject: Cristal...

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Le Manach – Luxury Upholstery Fabrics since 1829

Le Manach – Luxury Upholstery Fabrics since 1829

Le Manach, the heir to a long tradition of silk weaving in Touraine, manufactures worldwide renowned furnishing fabrics since 1829. To view the Le Manach collection, please scroll to the end of this page or click-here. To obtain the French-LifeStyle sales conditions and tariffs for Le Manach, please sign up under the professional section or contact us: Telephone: +33 (0) 1 42 60 65 18 or E-mail: blandine@french-lifestyle.com(Subject: Le...

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Toulet – Outstanding Classic to Contemporary Billiards since 1857

Toulet – Outstanding Classic to Contemporary Billiards since 1857

Toulet billiard tables are totally hand-crafted manufactured and famous accordingly since the beginning of the XIXth century. To view the Toulet, please scroll to the end of this page or click here. To obtain the French-LifeStyle sales conditions and tarifs for Toulet, please sign up under the professional section or contact us, Telephone: +33 (0) 1 42 60 65 18 or E-mail: blandine@french-lifestyle.com (Subject:...

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Ludovic Avenel: Where Design Meets Art

Ludovic Avenel: Where Design Meets Art

Situated in Paris’s 12th district, Ludovic Avenel‘s workshop is the place where design meets art. Talented design artist and cabinet maker, Ludovic Avenel creates these elegant objects from refined and precious material. Rooted in its generation, at only 26 years old, Ludovic Avenel design with his team these naturally formed tables. A very urban and nature inspired design approach ! And a young designer to watch...

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“L’Art de la Maison à la Française”: my view. Yours?

“L’Art de la Maison à la Française”: my view. Yours?

Dear All, My “French lifetsyle” is a mixure of classical and ultramodern style. “French chic in home art is that passion that unites us. The subtle combination of genres, from classical styles to pure contemporary design, fascinates us. For centuries, the beauty of French home art and lifestyle has charmed with its elegance and at times its excessiveness.” Let me share with you some photos to better express my...

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