With its traditional mid-nineteenth century storefront and high ceilings, this space embodies our aesthetic idea of French chic, emphasizing the curation of pieces, and promoting the discovery of emerging talents while fostering the collaboration between designers and artisans. Showcasing both contemporary and vintage pieces, set in dialogue in a very organic way, Invisible Collection Rive Gauche is an intimate space at the intersection of design, culture, and art de vivre.
Nestled in Paris’ VII arrondissement and surrounded by iconic landmarks, the three-story building has a rich past shaped by its illustrious former tenants, such as the legendary upholsterer Soutumier and, more recently, our friends Mayaro Editions. This is a special place, close to our hearts, due to our strong connection to Paris, our hometown, and the ultra-talented designers and artisans who live and work in this vibrant city.
On the upper floor, a chef’s kitchen has been designed to encourage conviviality and experimentation, where intimate dinners and events can be held to bring together the international design community.
“We’ve created a home in a city which has always been at the very heart of everything we do. In this space, we are going to further spotlight the incredible talents we work with and bring their creations to new audiences.”
For the opening, we asked the uber-talented design duo Garcé & Dimoski to curate our first installation. The result is a chic, harmoniously balanced mix of contemporary and vintage pieces that reflect our idea of a distinct French aesthetic. The installation is called “Passages”, a poetic tribute to Walter Benjamin’s seminal writings on Paris, exploring the interconnectedness of history, architecture and culture. The installation itself creates a passage-like experience, leading the viewer through a series of pieces, each with its unique aesthetic and story.
20, rue Amélie