Par Excellence New York has brought together the French artisans of its collective to create an original scenography in its New York showroom. The result is an apartment designed by American designer Thomas Pheasant that illustrates the infinite possibilities French savoir-faire offers.The French art of living with unparalleled elegance, important for Signatures Singulières Magazine, is in the heart of Manhattan!
Above left: Guillaume Bouchez, CEO of Par Excellence. Thomas Pheasant, American interior designer. Wall lamps by Ozone Light. Chairs co-created by Souchet and Ateliers Jouffre. Oak console made by Ateliers Saint-Jacques. Upholstered wall panels made by Ateliers Jouffre. Right: a “Niche” in straw marquetry by Ateliers Lison de Caunes. Switches by Maison Meljac. The sofa and the two armchairs by Ateliers Jouffre and Souchet. Rug made by Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne. In the niche, a bronze sculpture by Bruno Romeda.
In the heart of Manhattan, 344 Bowery represents the excellence of French craftsmanship. This incredible showroom is a unique place of collaboration between design and French savoir-faire. This New York address is in fact the residence of the Par Excellence New York collective. Par Excellence supports decorators and designers in their high-end interiors and architectural projects and in the creation of custom-made furniture. This collective brings together the best of French craftsmen. Par Excellence New York was founded in 2016 by Charles Jouffre, director of Ateliers Jouffre. The organization brings together a collective of 11 talented craftsmen of the French art of living: Atelier de Ricou, Ateliers Jouffre, Ateliers Lison de Caune, Ateliers Saint-Jacques, Auberlet & Laurent, HENRI, Maison Meljac, Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne, Ozone Light, Souchet and Delisle. So many great names of French know-how in New York, appreciated by Signatures Singulières Magazine.
Par Excellence New York created a unique design setting highlighting their French craftsmen. This presentation is based on their exceptional know-how in each of their materials and expertise: wood, metal (such as bronze), marble and straw marquetry. In addition, there is decorative painting and plaster decorations. The works of master upholsterers are also present in the showroom. Rugs, lighting fixtures and high end electrical equipment are also part of the savoir-faire represented in the showroom. Today, arts and crafts are also modern, as for example, HENRI’s cutting edge technology that is described as the “art of the invisible”. For each skill, art lovers will easily identify the craftsmen, such as the straw marquetry of Lison de Caunes. These 11 French houses are working to support the most ambitious projects of architects. All of which guarantees Signatures Singulières Magazine support for Par Excellence New York, the ambassador of French know-how.
Thomas Pheasant is a renowned American interior designer. He designed the White House Guest House with his chic and refined style. A lover of French savoir-faire, he responded enthusiastically to Par Excellence New York’s invitation to design their showroom. The goal? To design the scenography of 344 Bowery to promote French know-how. For two years, he collaborated with the 11 artisans in the collective around a common guideline. They all put their respective savoir-faire at the service of the designer’s ideas. In the end, this exceptional space offers a softness reinforced by the omnipresent curves in homage to the arched windows and columns of the building’s classical architecture. Ateliers Saint-Jacques coordinated the work of the various craftsmen for Thomas Pheasant. The entire apartment at 344 Bowery reflects the excellence of French craftsmanship. It’s shown by the elegant comfort, highlighted by curvilinear seating by Ateliers Jouffre and Souchet.
344 Bowery, NOHO
New York, NY, 10012
Tél. : +1 (718) 938 4569