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The first craft concept store in Paris is here, and it’s magnificent.
You won’t find many places in Paris like this. The city’s first artists’ guildconcept store Empreintes has set up shop in the Haut Marais just a stone’s throw away from the Marché des Enfants Rouges (LINK). It’s massive, a 600 m2space spread over four floors and housing a selection of cutlery and crockery, jewellery, furniture and general homeware. Founded by the ‘Ateliers d’art de France’, Empreintes has nearly 1000 pieces on display, ranging from €24 for porcelain salad spoons by Albedo ceramics to €9990 for Beatrice Loth’s iron and copper wire lobster sculpture..
Empreintes also aims to boost the profile of their artists and craftsmen: in the basement, a projection room screens films about their worlds and professional lives, while on the ground and first floor you’ll find exhibitions featuring their work, plus a 100-title-strong library on the second.
After you’ve given your bank manager a fright by buying that magnificent cloud-shaped lamp (essential), make your way to their café – Season – for a spot of Insta-perfect avocado toast.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER
5 rue Picardie
|Transport:||Metro: Filles du Calvaire|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11am-7pm.|