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Métaphores Showroom

Studioparisien and Métaphores tied together their expertise for Paris Design Week and the AD Decorators' Tour. Our workroom, who also participated in the event, gives you an overview.

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"Laurène and I are pleased and proud to have worked and collaborate with Jouffre. We were looking forward to have that opportunity for a while and the "Panthère" sofa is a great success. During the design and fabrication process, we had the opportunity to travel to Lyon where we received a warm welcome from Charles and its team." Romain Jourdan

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On the occasion of Paris Design Week and at the initiative of AD magazine, the AD Decorators' Tour held their second event. During this Parisian stroll, 38 talents from the world of design and decoration exhibited their new products to the general public both in their own showrooms and in galleries who hosted them. Laurène Barbier Tardrew and Romain Jourdan, founders of Studioparisien, were in attendance.

It is in the heart of the sixth district of the French capital, which asserts its presence among the world's design cities, that Studioparisien imagined the new scenography of the Métaphores textile showroom. Our workroom, who have previously collaborated with Laurène Barbier Tardrew and Romain Jourdan, helped them to make several pieces of furniture exhibited in the showroom. Each of these creations was designed and upholstered in our Lyon ateliers using sublime fabrics from the new Métaphores collection.


Inspired by Cartier's iconic feline, the Panther sofa is an quintessential piece born of the collaboration between Studioparisien and our workroom. This sofa with its soft and feminine lines has been entirely upholstered in Concorde Dune linen velvet and recalls the elegant shapes of the elongated cat.


The bench and armchair Sevigne are a tribute to the Marquise de Sevigne, an emblematic figure of French literature.

The Sévigné bench required careful reflection from our Design & Methods Studio. For our designers, the main challenge of this project was to find a solution that would allow them to attach the legs of the bench to the two bolsters that act as round and generous armrests, while still allowing our upholsterers to access the different attachment hardware of this furniture. The seat and the four legs of the bench were covered with the same Cosy Caviar fabric.

The Sévigné armchair, whose seat is made for reading and daydreaming, has been upholstered in a Suede Terracotta fabric whose colors are reminiscent of natural pigments. This furniture required great dexterity on the part of Charlène, an upholsterer at Jouffre, because of the cylindrical shape of the back. The designers from our Studio were involved in the process of reflection on this piece, in order to find technical solutions in collaboration with our artisans.


Studioparisien's very first creation, Ottoman A, has an airy seat set by two rounded shells entirely dressed in Caroube Sorgho fabric. Composed of fine and luminous yarns, this wool boucle offers a raw and matte touch.
Each of the three parts of this ottoman have been individually upholstered before being assembled with precise and meticulous gestures.

All of these pieces are available on The Invisible Collection.

Photos: © Raphaël Dautigny
Photos : © Studio Erick Saillet

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