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Ventilo’s new Paris shop.

Photo By Franck Beloncle

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Ventilo, the quirky French fashion label, is setting up shop in the middle of Paris’ antique dealers strip on the Quai Voltaire. The venue, which is slated to open on Tuesday, is conceived as a “maison,” where clothes take a backseat to a handsome collection of vintage furniture and home objects.

“It’s pieces that I have collected and that have inspired me over the years,” said Armand Ventilo, deploring that now his own home will be “a little empty.”

The mostly Scandinavian furniture mix includes a Kennedy chair by Hans Wegner, artichoke lamps by Poul Henningsen and a tuck-away valet by Poul Østergaard.

The shop will also stock Ventilo’s spring collection, the first one designed by Steven Hamon, who joined the brand last June from Lanvin and Marc Jacobs.

With shop attendants serving coffee and cake while customers chat and linger, the boutique is everything but ordinary. “It’s a bazaar,” said Ventilo.


Maison Ventilo
7 Quai Voltaire, 75008
Tel.: +33-1-44-76-83-00
Open Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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