There’s no ‘Made in China’ at L’Autre Sens. Rather, you’ll find ethical and responsibly sourced objets, the majority from local French businesses (both provincial and Ile-de-France) that make use of natural and recycled materials. This boutique is constantly reinventing itself, with new products often being tested alongside the wide and original selection of design pieces.
Prices are affordable, if not exactly competitive compared to the internet (shipping included): from €1 for some small trinkets up to €400 for a Syrian artisanal lamp or €880 for a desk. Christophe Guillot, the owner and a cabinet-maker who works with iron, exhibits and sells some of his own creations, including his outlandish lamps of reinforced steel.