Goossens, Lemarié, Lesage Intérieurs, and Studio MTX: these four companies represent the Métiers d’art of fashion, decoration, and design at le19M. An exhibition of their creations is on display at la Galerie du 19M.

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Since the goldsmith Goossens began collaborating with CHANEL in the 1950s, several of the resident fashion Maisons d’art at le19M have moved into the fields of decoration and design. Indeed, Lesage Intérieurs has been designing, inventing, and handcrafting embroidery for furniture and decoration for over thirty years, and Studio MTX, created in 2013 by Atelier Montex, began with architectural embroidery to develop a unique combination of techniques drawing on different fields of the applied arts. As for Lemarié, whose savoir-faire has historically been focused on Haute Couture, they have now opened up to decorative embellishments and to the creation of sculptural decors.


The synergy of these Métiers d’art of decoration and design in the same building at le19M offers lovers of “haute facture”, decorators, and interior designers among others, the opportunity to experience an unrivalled range of cutting-edge savoir-faire including goldsmithing, the art of feather work and of pleating, furniture embroidery, and architectural embroidery. Grounded in their respective Métier d’art and their own identity, these four Maisons d’art develop creations built on an unrivalled heritage, recognised expertise, and the leading innovations in their fields.


Since 1953, three years after the creation of his eponymous house, Robert Goossens accompanied the free and creative genius of Gabrielle Chanel. He created jewellery with an antique and Byzantineaesthetic for her, but also decorative objects that have become iconic, such as the glass table with a wheat sheaf base, the pedestal table made of water lilies, or the trio of lions supporting a crystal globe. By playing with the conventions of the real and the fake, the House of Goossens perpetuates a strong creative heritage and the couture spirit of the early days. Handcrafted, hammered, patinated,and adorned with stones, each Goossens jewel, like each decorative piece, is unique. Goossens approached the antique dealer, gallery owner, and designer Philippe Rapin, a specialist in the work of Robert Goossens, to present three of his historic pieces: two superb mirrors and a chandelier created by the prestigious goldsmith. Inaugurated in September 2020 at 20, rue Cambon, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the Galerie Goossens is both a sales outlet and a showroom for professionals and private clients. Among the chandeliers, lighting fixtures, mirrors, and furniture in gilded metal, sometimes embellished with rock crystal, historical creations are presented alongside more recent pieces such as those designed in collaboration with Harumi Klossowska de Rola.

Founded in 1880, the Maison Lemarié is one of the few remaining feather and fabric flower makersin the world. It produces, among other things, the iconic CHANEL camellias. Over the years, Lemarié has also developed a unique couture expertise including smocks, pleats, inlays, and highly sophisticated ruffles, made for the greatest names in fashion. Lemarié has also mastered the art of pleating, following the integration of the famous Ateliers Lognon, which has, since 1853, worked with both flat planes and volumes thanks to its collection of pleating looms. Feathers, flowers, pleats,couture: this is the range of savoir-faire that Lemarié traditionally puts at the service of fashion houses and which can be called upon to design decorative elements, window displays, ephemeral architecture, or even to embellish furniture and lighting fixtures.

Founded by Jean-François Lesage in 1993, Lesage Intérieurs creates and develops exceptional embroideries for interior design projects. Whether it is for an armchair created by an avant-garde designer, textile decorations for an interior designer with a passion for the decorative arts, or a replica of the bed of one of the most famous kings of France, Lesage Intérieurs is committed to perpetuating one of the oldest crafts in the world, hand embroidery, while integrating the latest innovations. With the embroiderers of the factory located in Chennai, Jean-François Lesage has woven strong connections between France and India, combining the best of the embroidery savoir-faire of these two countries. Heir of a family of three generations of embroiderers historically associated with the greatest names in Haute Couture, as artistic director, he puts the family expertiseat the service of interior design. With a heritage of unique samples and designs as well as a dedicateddesign studio, Lesage Intérieurs embroiders exceptional projects for its clients all over the world.

Founded in the late 1930s, the Haute Couture embroidery workshop Montex, created Studio MTX in 2013 to open up a new field of expression in embroidery: interior design. By moving embroideryfrom clothing into space, a new savoir-faire emerges, drawing on the vocabulary of traditional embroidery to develop its own language. The thread becomes a cable, riveting becomes sewing, thesequin evolves into a module of thermos-lacquered aluminium. Both a design office and a productionworkshop, Studio MTX imagines, produces, and offers decorators and interior designers new materials, born of the unique combination of techniques that draw from different fields of the applied arts including embroidery, weaving, tapestry, and leather goods. This results range from walls of ribbons enclosing pieces of brushed brass, to a screen that counterbalances metal and silk, and a series of claustras that seem to be made up entirely of flashes of light. Since 2017, under the impetus of its artistic director Mathieu Bassée, Studio MTX’s style has become defined by modular constructions and a dizzying geometry in which the accuracy of the materials highlights the strengthof the compositions. The Studio has opened up a singular path in the Métiers d’art by using digital and serial design and production tools in the service of creations that are almost entirely handmade.

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