Meet the Designers

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We have so much to tell you about Gachon Pothier. And we will. But we would like to start our story at the beginning, then hopefully we’ll get to meet you, learn about you, and share our on-going adventures with you. So here we are: Florence and Alexandrine.

Curating Kilim CarpetsWe’ll start Alexandrine’s story in Morocco, ten years ago, where she divided her time between Marrakech and Paris. As an actress, Alexandrine was busy; as a lover of colour and textiles, she was also a busy designer, infusing homes and hotels with the spirit of bohemian chic. When she returned to Paris, Alexandrine set up a corner of Morocco in the 10th arrondissement, where she sold vibrant boucherouite rugs, cushions and metal furniture of her own design. Her first collection was bought in its entirety by Roche Bobois.

Meanwhile, back in Paris, Florence was also exploring the richness of texture and grain, this time with marble, wood, and bronze. No stranger to the theatre either, Florence’s creative use of these materials were the power behind her warm, atmospheric designs. She completed her business degree, worked in the theatre, and then at the studios of Christian Liaigre where she spread her creative wings and nursed a desire to start a design world of her own.

We don’t know what would have happened next if we hadn’t met through mutual friends. One of life’s happy accidents? Absolutely. The first step in Gachon Pothier’s journey was the discovery that we shared not only the same tastes, style and inclinations – we were twin souls too, with the same bohemian-chic, nomad-luxe approach to life and living. Root to tip, chapter and verse, we soon realised we were a match made in – well, in Paris.

Two months after our first meeting, we had curated our first collection of ethnic quilts and carpets from Turkey. Our first trunk show was met with great demand and the opening of Gachon Pothier in the winter of 2012 is another story – a story of travel, discovery, and surprise.

Which brings us, rather neatly, back to the doors of Gachon Pothier where our jewelry and home accessories are a natural extension of our easy-living culture. Turn the pages for more; we have much to tell.

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