Do you know those soulless kinds of hotel rooms that you find all over the world? Have you ever paid any attention to the furniture in them? No, and for good reason. They have no character, only function. At Maison Mère, we believe in unique furniture that adds to the atmosphere of a place and evokes an emotional response. That’s why we chose the Dissidi cabinetmaking company to accompany us on our adventure.
Shop display windows are bursting with hearts. Restaurants are offering intimate dinners for two. Ads are focusing on perfumes and jewellery. You can certainly tell that Valentine's Day is almost here. But here at the Maison Mère we prefer to tell you about a fascinating place where the art of the Romanticism movement still retains its poignancy; the Musée de la Vie Romantique (Museum of Romantic Life).
Bertrand Dufour is an antique and second-hand goods dealer, but his conception of his profession goes far beyond such parameters and does away with labels in the same way as our conception of the hotel business at Maison Mère. What connects us? A philosophy and a vision! Here’s a brief portrait of our treasure hunter.
Maison Mère thrives in a completely amazing environment here in the heart of Paris; a neighbourhood that has the feel of a village. Delighting in our surroundings, we like to help you discover all that makes our quarter so special and particularly the lovely and talented people who contribute to its sheer vitality. Today, we’d like to introduce Stéphane Gonkeser to you.