Ancien et Moderne 2017 – the Paris Pop Up Returns

Ancien et Moderne Paris Pop Up

Now that the new year is here, the biggest design destination on everyone’s calendar is Paris for Maison et Objet and Deco Off later this month. I am thrilled to announce that Beth Dempsey and I will be presenting  Ancien et Moderne 2017, our unique Paris Pop Up that debuted last year. Representing the fusion of time-honored craftsmanship with 21st century lifestyle, the space will feature an international cadre of talent.

Ancien et Moderne Paris Pop Up

illustration by B. Russell Melzer

In our same charming left bank location as last year, in the heart of the Paris Deco Off action, will be a space celebrating the best of timeless style. With a theme of exotic bohemian chic, British, French and American participants were selected for their impeccable quality, style and creativity.

Fromental will once again be swathing the space with a custom wall covering, this year a vibrant hand-painted silk inspired by the iconic French artist Jean Lurçat – sneak peek detail below.

detail of Fromental wall covering at Ancien et Moderne Paris Pop Up

Designer Justin van Breda will represent his bespoke lifestyle brand with custom cabinetry and furnishings – an example of his stylish work below.

Justin Van Breda

Designer Michelle Nussbaumer is contributing furnishings and accessories including pieces in her new fabric collection, Dragon Empress, below,

Michelle Nussbaumer Dragon Empress at Ancien et Moderneas well as a tempting selection of jewelry. She will also be on hand to sign copies of her new book, Wanderlust.

Michelle Nussbaumer jewelry at Ancien et Moderne Paris Pop Up

Rugs come via The Rug Company, whose savvy focus combines ancient craft with fine design, producing distinctive and original handmade rugs – an example of their creative collaboration with Martyn Lawrence-Bullard below.

The Rug Company - Martyn Lawrence Bullard

French artist Philippe Berry will bring his organic bronze furniture and sculptures – his whimsical Hippo Balloon below.

Philippe Berry Hippo Balloon

Four esteemed designers, below, have created a capsule collection of bespoke bronze mirrors specifically for the space. Handcrafted in Italy, that will hang in the Pop Up and be available for orders – left to right, Timothy Corrigan, Frank De Biasi, Alex Papachristidis and Bambi Sloan.

Timothy Corrigan, Frank De Biasi, Alex Papachristidis, Bambi Sloan

Scott Nelson‘s collection of American made bracelets originated with an elephant hair version, below,

Scotstyle elegant hair bracelet at Ancien et Moderne Paris Pop Upand has since expanded to a variety of chic exotic skins. He will have a wide variety of designs with both gold and silver clasps.

Scotstyle bracelets at Ancien et Moderne 2017 Paris Pop Up

I am so excited that Ancien et Moderne 2017 will feature one of my very favorite Paris shops, La Tuile à Loup. Owner Eric Goujou will present a great selection of his shop’s beautiful handmade French ceramics.


And we are thrilled to be presenting the elegant new collections from Parisian Fabien Barbera, including Vesuvio, below,

Barbera Paris at Ancien et Moderne 2017 Paris Pop Up

and Jardins de Bagheria.

Barbera Paris at Ancien et Moderne 2017

Farrow & Ball has generously contributed paint for the space and there will be a few more surprises including contributions by artist Carol Bruton, talks and events. If you are in Paris for the shows, do stop by – we would love to see you!


January 19 – 23 10 AM – 8 PM daily

16, rue Guénégaud Paris 75006


Thursday, January 19
9 AM or by appointment

Beth Dempsey:  203.962.3235

10 thoughts on “Ancien et Moderne 2017 – the Paris Pop Up Returns

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to illustrate this fabulous salon that you all have put together, …having seen what is going into it, ….it will be so chic and inviting people won’t want to leave!

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