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Le design scandinave en 5 adresses parisiennes

Le design scandinave en 5 adresses parisiennes

Le design scandinave et ses lignes épurées ont le vent en poupe. Brocantes, foires, boutiques... Les adresses où l'on recense du mobilier suédois et de beaux objets danois sont légion. Il faut dire que la faute de goût est vite évitée lorsqu'on se fournit chez nos amis nordiques : couleurs calmes, courbes douces et matériaux nobles. Il suffit parfois d'une table basse scandinave pour habiller son salon avec élégance. Nos cinq adresses préférées à Paris pour se procurer du mobilier, de la déco et de jolis accessoires. 

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Les Autruches

Les Autruches

Sisters Christine Boissaye and Laurence Talon opened this design shop on the Rue Daguerre in 2013 with the aim of uniting Parisians with beautiful, eclectic household objects and accessories from all over the world. Offering vases, bed linen, lights, candles and all manner of accoutrements from Italy, North Africa, China, India and France, the pair have made sure that all items be relatively distinctive, home made and, so they claim, of only the highest quality. Standout pieces include a bamboo lampshade from Caravane, Atmosphère d’Ailleurs’s chic home furnishings, lights from Tsé & Tsé, as well as chic new jewellery collections from 5 Octobre, Virginie Monroe and Corinne Fischer. The price tags are as diverse as the stock, with a Serax candleholder costing €5, a dresser €2000. TRANSLATION: FLORA HUDSON 

Vintage Désir

Vintage Désir

The sign outside may be misleading (it reads ‘coiffeur’, ‘hairdresser’, and looms proudly over the door), but this cute boutique in the Marais is actually one of the area’s most renowned vintage clothing stores. A dusty smell seemingly trails customers around the ever-so-slightly chaotic shop, which is a real Aladdin’s cave of treasures, overflowing with dresses, skirts, checked shirts, denim jackets, coats, trousers and leather jackets, as well as an eclectic range of accessories. There’s plenty of choice here, and most of the stock is remarkably cheap (think €5 for a hat or skirt, €10 for a dress, €15 for a shirt, €20/€25 for a leather jacket). New items come in every day, meaning there’s always something exciting to discover and you’ll rarely go home empty-handed.TRANSLATION: FLORA HUDSON

Deux Mille Huit

Deux Mille Huit

Baptised Deux Mille Huit (‘2008’) after the year it opened, this charming boutique in the 16th arrondissement is packed with all sorts of stationery, jewellery, clothes and home decoration ideas – in fact, pretty much anything that catches owner Marie Derville’s eye. The only requirement is that everything be made from natural fabrics and materials, while the stock is sourced from all over the world, with baskets from India (€35-55), miniature bowls from South Africa and woven plastic rugs from Swedish company Pappelina (from €70). But as the lush-smelling candles from Chez La Belle Mèche (€30) and colourful weekend bags from Tissage de Luz show, Deux Mille Juit makes sure to represent a fair share of local brands too.TRANSLATION: FLORA HUDSON

Maison Nordik

Maison Nordik

Maison Nordik was set up in 2013 by a couple with Danish heritage, who brought a vanload of furniture over from Denmark to sell online and shifted the whole lot in about five minutes. Their enterprise has kept pace with the fever for Scandinavian design that has been sweeping through France in recent years, and they’ve now graduated to two large floors in the heart of the 18th arrondissement. Set up as a concept store, the space hosts mostly vintage Danish furniture, which is unearthed piece by piece and restored where necessary, priced between €80 and €4000 according to the designer. You’ll also find lighting, prints, vintage posters and ceramics, and a charming selection of contemporary products including cushions and plant pots from Ferm Living, paper mobiles by Livingly and illustrations by Michelle Carlslund. TRANSLATION: EH

Nordik Market

Nordik Market

Guillaume Deroy founded the Nordik Market boutique in 2011, having fallen in love with Scandinavian design on his many travels. An impressive stag’s head trophy sets the tone at the entrance (yours for €285), while inside you’ll find furniture (mostly authentic wooden mid-century tables, chairs, storage, sofas) and a large range of lighting and decorations (vases, cushions, candles, mirrors). Some items have been refashioned by local artisans, like a teak writing desk (€1,100) or a bedside table restored with a new Formica top (€230). You can also browse a selection of pieces by contemporary Scandinavian designers, like cushions and fabrics by Johanna Gullichsen, candles by Skandinavisk, glassware by Markku Salo and Holmegaard, and miniature wooden figures by Bojesen. The overall feel is elegant, modern and dangerously seductive, completed by a range of mirrors and chandeliers – leave your credit card at home if you don’t want to be tempted. TRANSLATION: EH

Finnova

Finnova

Cool, calm Scandinavian design doesn’t have to be colourless. The proof is here at Finnova, with its abundance of iconic prints from Finnish brand Marimekko: all huge floral shapes and eye-catching blocks of bright colour. Also in stock are lots of lovely things to ornament your home once it’s got a splash of Scandi bling: glasses, crockery, candles and more. As you might expect from Scandinavian design, comfort and functionality come as standard at Finnova. You’ll find stylish glassware by Finnish brand Iittala, geometric throws and rugs from Lapuan Kankurit, fabrics by Johanna Gullichsen and pieces from Design House Stockholm. The space is filled with small furniture items, throws, bath linen, rugs, cotton bags and cushions in sophisticated, sustainable fabrics like linen and mohair, creating a chic and comfortable space with a very particular approach to the art of living. TRANSLATION: EH

T-Bird

T-Bird

Tucked away on a little street in the 6th arrondissement, T-Bird is a quirky boutique dedicated to biker and aviation fashions from the ’30s to the ’60s. The vast space is packed with clothes and accessories that are perfect for those fascinated by the period, or just looking to add a cool vintage touch to their style. You’ll find reproductions of the flight jackets used in the Second World War designed by Eastman Leather, and Red Wing shoes from 1905, among other iconic pieces. Owner Stéphane updates the selection often with new pieces, each with a story to tell. TRANSLATION: MARIA THOMAS

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