PRESENTATION OF LA BOUTIQUE DANOISE
Founded in 1954 by Peter Holm, La Boutique Danoise is currently owned and run by Hervé Gex.
La boutique Danoise is a high point of Denmark's cultural presence in Paris, and has long been a meeting place for the "Tout Paris". It brings together the most renowned artists and designers in all areas of Danish furniture and applied arts.
At the new address La boutique Danoise, 6 Rue Cassette, 75006 Paris, you'll find a selection of timeless furniture by designers such as Hans Wegner, Boerge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Fabricus and Kastholm, Bruno Mathsson and many other young designers such as Christina Strand, Louise Campbell and Thomas Pederson.
On the lighting side, La Boutique Danoise is working with Louis Poulsen to showcase the famous creations of Poul Henningsen (from the PH series to the Artichoke), as well as the more playful creations of Le Klint.
The tableware section features Royal Copenhagen porcelain, with the historic Flora Danica service designed for Empress Catherine of Russia, traditional blue plates and the recent Blue Flutted Mega, a great current success.
As for crystal, the best of Kosta Boda, Orrefors and the vases and creations of Alvar Aalto from Iittala are on offer.
La Boutique Danoise showcases both the greatest classics which have successfully crossed the boundaries of time, as well as the new creations of young Scandinavian designers which have in no way compromised with quality.
Come to La Boutique Danoise for a unique experience in the world of Scandinavian design excellence!
The origins of Scandinavian design lie in the special relationship developed between the Northern countries – Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland – with the environment. Nature is one of the main sources of inspiration for the Scandinavian artists and designers and results in an omnipresence of wooden furniture and decorative items with sleek, clean lines.
Scandinavian design, as we know it today, stems from the desire of the 1920s and 1930s designers –Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch and Alvar Aalto – to create beautiful and functional furniture, accessible to all, and mainly based on the specific needs of the human body.
The heart of Scandinavian design can indeed be defined as the creation of beautiful objects, which purpose is to simplify and improve the everyday life of the masses.
If these pieces of furniture and other useful objects immediately encountered a widespread success in their respective countries, it was only after the Second World War that the phenomenon of Scandinavian design truly became part of a broader international movement.
The golden age of Nordic design was without a doubt the 1950s and 1960s. The many exhibition organized around the world propelled the innovative creations of some of the most talented Scandinavian designers (Arne Jacobsen, Borge Mogensen, Verner Panton and Hans Wegner) on the international stage. This was for instance the case of the famous Panton chair by Verner Panton at the beginning of the 1950s, which was the first chair entirely molded out of plastic, or later on the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen with its wrap-around design and striking avant-garde colors.
Furthermore, the international breakthrough of these Scandinavian items also highly influenced the modernist movement in Europe and North America.
As from the early 90s, groups of young designers began to put a fresh face on Scandinavian design, by bringing together innovative ideas and experimenting with new shapes and materials.
Today, Scandinavian design is imposing itself as a timeless trend. Some of the most celebrated pieces of furniture, lamps and other functional objects by Scandinavian designers of the past have become true icons and continue to be produced and used around the world. Who hasn’t heard of the famous Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen, the Wishbone chair by Hans Wegner or the PH lamps by Poul Henningsen?
Thus, the Northern countries continue to perpetuate their unique expertise in the production of quality furniture: woodwork, top-level cabinet-making, design and production of fabrics, tradition of weaving (in Sweden)…thanks to the know-how of the many craftsmen who have passed on their knowledge from generation to generation.
La boutique danoise showcases both the greatest classics which have successfully crossed the boundaries of time, as well as the new creations of young Scandinavian designers which have in no way compromised with quality.