Par Excellence - Our Artisans

“Our artisans”, a Par Excellence series

Founded in 2016 by Charles Jouffre, the Par Excellence showroom is the ambassador of French know-how in New York. It aims to make luxury craftsmanship known worldwide by representing different French houses, all specialized in interior design and decoration.

In the heart of NoHo, an internationally renowned district of Manhattan, the materials and creations of Par Excellence's partners are showcased in an exhibition space within the showroom's sample library so private clients and interior decorators can discover their works.

In September 2020, Par Excellence teams launched the series "Our Artisans", hosted by Yoni. Each episode of the series is dedicated to one of the showroom's partners, promoting their exceptional know-how and some of the biggest projects that have contributed to their renown.

Episode 1 | Atelier de Ricou

Atelier de Ricou exercises their art in the creation and restoration of classical wall decoration thanks to different skills such as plaster work, gilding and other ancient techniques. Their mastery of materials and colors allows them to make creations in France and abroad for villas, duplexes or headquarters. Click here to watch the episode

Episode 2 | Ateliers Jouffre

The episode of the "Our Artisans" series devoted to Jouffre retraces the adventure of the upholstery workshops and presents some of their most emblematic projects. From Pierre Yovanovitch to Robert Couturier, and including both the Opéra Garnier and the Introspection collection of curtains developed and produced by the Jouffre teams: discover without further ado the second episode of the series produced by the Par Excellence showroom.

Episode 3 | Declercq Passementiers

The history of Declercq Passementiers began in Paris in 1852 with a very small trimmings factory. Generations of trimmers have succeeded one another, passing on the traditions of a trade that has become rare. Today, Jérôme and Elisa Declercq embody the 6th generation of this family of trim makers, and contribute, hand in hand, to writing the next chapter of the story. Click here to watch the episode

Episode 4 | Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne

Since 1958, La Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne has been imagining and producing in France tailor-made carpets, rugs and tapestries for residential projects, renowned hotels and restaurants, luxury boutiques, yachts and private planes.
The experience and mastery of the Manufacture make it possible to create classic or contemporary designs in all shapes, materials and colors desired by their customers using more than 3000 colors of wool, silk, raffia, sisal, bamboo and linen. Click here to watch the episode

Episode 5 | Ozone

Ozone is above all a story of friendship between Etienne Gounot and Eric Jähnke, both former industrial engineers who decided to embark on their own adventure together in 2000. Specialized in lighting design, Ozone offers collector's items and customized installations for architects, decorators and companies, combining Parisian artisan tradition with the latest LED lighting technologies.

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Episode 6 | Meljac

In 1995, André Bousquet decided to invest in the niche market of luxury switches, where supply was almost non-existent. One year later, his visionary ambition allowed him to found Meljac with products that perfectly matched all types of decor, from keyboards for lighting control, designer exit signs, to sophisticated reading lamps with handcrafted finishes.

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Episode 7 | Lison de Caunes

Straw marquetry is a French tradition dating back to the 17th century. By dedicating herself to the restoration of antique objects, Lison de Caunes has largely contributed to the return of straw marquetry in the current decoration. Today, this material is once again of interest to French and international decorators and designers alike. Lison de Caunes collaborates with them to create wall panels, furniture and objects for private individuals or prestigious public places.

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Episode 8 | Ateliers Saint-Jacques

Ateliers Saint-Jacques is a French company of high level craftsmen. Divided into four workshops, the craftsmen work with metal and wrought iron, carpentry and cabinet making, stone and marble cutting, and art foundry and sculpture restoration to meet the demands of architects, artists and designers.

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