If you’ve always wanted to travel back in time, then the Passementerie Verrier is the place to go ! Of all the workshops I’ve seen in the past 2 years, I haven’t been so shocked when I arrived.
Imagine getting out of the Metro- i-phone By hand to find your way-direction 10 rue Orfila in the 20th arrondissement – Pass the door – and bim !!! You have that in front of your eyes. Crazy, right ?
Ok for the discover but… What is a passementerie ?
99% of respondents couldn’t tell me what it was. I can assure you, even I didn’t know before I was told about it. So to make it simple: it is a decoration made out of threads. You can change the fabric, colors and leave the rest to your imagination. However, you must have the necessary know-how. And sometimes, the creations are just breathtaking! Have a look……
Established here since 1901, the Passementerie Verrier is the last one in Paris. They produce
high-end pieces for embassies, castles or palaces !
Anne Anquetin (below) joined the team a few months ago to take over the management of the workshop and to continu the growth of the company.
Today, the 10 employees are working for tailor-made requests, weaving on Jacquard looms or by hand when needed. Seats, headboards, draperies and curtains: braids, tassels, decorative fringes, cotton handle, cartisanes, knots, tapered and blazed. Everything is possible ! Did you see the perforated cartons ? Here they like to stay away from programmed machines and automation. Between heritage, tradition and innovation, the workshop focuses on excellence and luxury.
The customers ? The Crillon Hotel in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum à New York, Lanesborough in London or even the castel of Pregny in Switzerland…
Passementerie Verrier : www.passementerie-verrier.com
Text & Photos : Jessica Lia @thefrenchmakers