Nordophiles in Paris can get a hit of their addiction by visiting La Boutique Danoise. I spoke with Benjamin Chapuis who was only too happy to showcase this fantastic slice of Danish design, in Paris.
La Boutique Danoise, founded in 1954 by Peter Holm, is currently managed and run by Benjamin and Alain Chapuis. The shop is considered the mecca of Denmark’s cultural presence in Paris and has long been a cherished meeting point for the Parisian high-society. It brings together the most renowned Scandinavian artists and designers in all areas of furniture and applied arts. The new La Boutique Danoise store, situated at 264 Bd Saint Germain in Paris, showcases a selection of timeless furniture by designers such as Hans Wegner, Borge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Fabricus Kastholm and Bruno Mathsson as well as other young artists in the likes of Christina Strand, Louise Campbell and Thomas Pedersen.
Where lighting is concerned, La Boutique Danoise presents the famous works of Poul Henningsen (from the PH series to the Artichoke), in partnership with Louis Poulsen, as well as the playful creations of Le Klint.
The tableware displayed mainly consists in Royal Copenhagen porcelain, with the historical Flora Danica dinner and tea service designed for the Empress Catherine of Russia, the traditional blue plates as well as the successful Blue Flutted Mega collection.
The store of course also displays the beautiful glassware by Kosta Boda, the famous Orrefors vases as well as the numerous creations of Alvar Aalto.
Finally, a special space is dedicated to the silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) and includes many works of designer Henning Koppel (1918-1981).
Come and visit La Boutique Danoise today and experience for yourself the beautiful world of Scandinavian design!