Toulouse – La Ville en Rose


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16th century fountain in the Place St Etienne, Toulouse.

We were in Toulouse this week, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in France. Known as ‘La Ville en Rose’ after the distinctive pink stone used in many of the old buildings there, it is a lovely city to wander through with elegant squares and ornate façades decorated with elaborate stone work and sculpture.

We visited the Forum des Antiquaires which is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of treasures. Situated on the Avenue des Etats Unis, it takes a bit of searching through but is well worth exploring.

IMG_3199Praying Mantis light, 1950s by Jean Rispalen. We were excited to find this stunning standing lamp, in great condition,  with its very distinctive design. Amazing in any interior.



Fauteuils and sofa in white leather and plexiglass, 1970s. Infinitely covetable!



Lamp by Louis Kalff, 1950s.



1950s desk by Pierre Guariche. Lamp by Cedric Hartman.



Spanish wall light in aluminum and plexiglass, 1950s. Love the angular design!



Side tables by Marc Held, 1970s. The image shows two tables stacked. They can be used this way or separately.



Spanish table lamp, 1970s


IMG_3223This fun Italian standing light from the 1970s caught our eye.



Glass vase by Legras, 1910. Signed.




I was thrilled to find this beautiful 1930s French bar and bought it on the spot! Here you see it in situ in my apartment in Paris, ready for cocktails. The mirrored front panel swivels open to reveal shelves to store glasses. The top is a movable mirrored tray and there are two swivable drink coasters on each top shelf. So chic.



Also couldn’t resist this beautiful and elegant lamp from the 1970s. It was made by Maison Delmas near Toulouse and is now happily ensconced in my Paris apartment!

If you’re interested in any of the above objects or would like to discuss your sourcing needs, let us know. We’d love to help you!

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