Oh la La Tresorerie in Paris
Dear readers, reason no. 4022 to head to Paris for a little vacation has just arrived for you. I have discovered a little gem of a store house in an original treasury building right in the heart of this magical city. La Tresorerie’s large, open space is filled with handmade and finely crafted home goods which are right up my alley. There is even a café on site, which means you can spend hours shopping and ogling all of the beautiful pieces here, and also pop into le Cafe Smörgås for a little pick me up!
Founded by three friends, Lino Landau, Denis Greffault (founder of organic food shop Lemo), and Elsa Coustals (formally of the fashion industry), the store brings a bit of eclectic history to the French design scene by focusing on a wide range of heritage makers from around Europe and Scandinavia, such as British crockery makers Tweedmill and Denby, fine metal utensil manufacturer Riess (which dates back to 1550), and German craft brand Redecker.
The main prerogative of the shop is to sell things primarily made in Europe, from materials that will last, and from companies or makers who are the direct source of production. In this way, they are able to give people objects that “have stories to tell.” Yes, I told you this shop sounds perfect!
There is definitely a Scandinavian influence in the minimalist design, and the accompanying Swedish-influence cafe. But there are also uniquely French touches, which makes this such a lovely stop on any design-lover’s shopping tour of Paris. I will certainly be adding it to my list of must-sees for my trip this January. And don’t fret if you can’t make it to their beautiful store, because the webshop ships to the US! New York, I love you, but Paris is calling to me!