Highlights of the Deco Off Paris 2016: Part 2

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As you probably have noticed in the Deco Off Paris highlights part 1, the Deco-Off was a huge inspiration boost to us and we are very excited to share everything with you! There are some things that we definitely want you to know about and this is one of those events.

From Paris with love

Especially the brands below, these brands are top of notch; hundreds years of experience, historical archives, and amazing attention to details. We are talking about the French masters: Picasso, Louis Vuitton, Tassinari et Chatel and inside Declercq Passementier’s atelier.

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Piccasso Exposition

Invited by Elitis for an early breakfast and exclusive tour at the Grand Palais, we were very excited to see the ‘Picasso Mania‘ exhibition!

It’s always interesting to see crazy art, and with Picasso you will! Together with the typical cubism the signature of Picasso was all around ;).

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Louis Vuitton Lifestyle

After the tour, we walked into Louis Vuitton’s lifestyle: trunks and travel accessories. Unexpected, a great exhibit to get inspired by drawings, leather materials and attention to details!

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One of the best parts where of course all the trunks, some from back in the 1800’s! Amazing leather, exquisite lockers and beautiful golden nails. The exposition ended with a workshop about the crafted leather, just great!

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Historical Tassinari et Chatel

Next to Louis Vuitton and Picasso, we had an interesting presentation at Tassinari et Chatel. Which basically was an insiders look into their archives. One by one, the story behind the most exquisite and historical fabrics where told and how challenging the weaving processes have been for the company.

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Between hopping showrooms around the Deco-Off this was something different. An amazing background of fabrics that are so difficult to make. Imagine to weave only 2,5 cm each day per fabric…pretty impressive!

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Atelier Declercq Passementiers

Thinking we had seen already the most beautiful presentations and showrooms, we arrived at Sunday morning at Declercq’s showroom in Rive Droite. Nothing could be further from the truth, look inside the atelier:

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We found an authentic atelier, full of stunning tassels, fringes and trimmings. A beautiful atelier, great designs and highly skilled people who know what to do with threads…We absolutely loved it!

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In the picture below you see the man sitting in this position to have the best and most closely view on his work, without hurting his back. For making passementerie it takes half a year to learn all the techniques, five years to be good at it and ten years to get the mastery!

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This showroom was just like a candy store; sweet tassels in any color, sizing and design…Hopefully we’ve inspired you with these amazing brands and companies. Next year don’t forget to put these ones on your must-visit list ;).

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