To complete the whirlwind design trip through Europe, the DOMO team visited one of its favourite brands – Duvivier Canapes.
Duvivier’s showroom is located in the atmospheric Saint-Germain-des-Prés quartier, the area considered by Parisians and visitors alike to be the quintessential Paris neighbourhood.
For more than 180 years and over seven generations, Duvivier has developed a unique expertise in French craftsmanship, while integrating the most advanced techniques of the furniture industry. Duvivier collections are defined by their sophistication, refinement and dedication to uncompromising quality.
Four times a year, Duvivier completely transforms its showroom and in doing so decorates with local artists to showcase their collection.
Following a wonderful morning admiring the latest offerings at Duvivier’s showroom, the DOMO team enjoyed lunch at the oldest restaurant in Paris – Salon de Thé.
The spot where the team sat to enjoy a glass of Château Barthès rosé is considered the favourite table of Jacques René Chirac – former President of France and two-time Prime Minster of France.
After lunch, the team hopped on a fast train towards the historic city of Poitiers in western France. Located 45 minutes out of the city centre and in the picturesque countryside, we arrived at the Duvivier Factory.
The DOMO team was shown the complete design process all Duvivier products endure. The company is a strong believer in slow design, producing furniture based on values that ascend style and longevity.
As shown within these photos, whilst accuracy is often utilised by the use of technology, every step of the process is manually carried out and overseen by skilled craftsmen and women.
With an unwavering passion for materials, Duvivier uses full-grain and rarely pigmented leathers that have a soft and supple finish and age beautifully over time.
Duvivier chooses sustainable and natural materials and improves production methods with respect to the environment and individuals to promote eco-friendly consumption.
Duvivier is available exclusively at DOMO. For more information about Duvivier, visit one of our showrooms across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, or view the collection online.