I’m very happy today to present you De Beaux Restes and at the same time to organize my first contest ! :)
De Beaux Restes ? What a strange name, what is it ? It’s a French brand that brings back to life vintage fabrics by making pillows out of them. The brand pillars are : salvage, recycling and create. No need to say more, Solie the designer will talk to you about it a lot better than me.
Can you present yourself in a few words ?
« It’s not easy to talk about yourself… but let’s go ! I am very curious, I’m a foodie (but we don’t really care about that !), a creative person (a bit crazy), a sensitive soul (I cry easily). I’m very discreet, I like to hide behind nicknames and behind a brand rather than to be put in the limelight. ;)
I have an artistic background but what matters the most is not me or my desires but the objects and fabrics that we are trying to bring back to life.
The idea comes from an anecdote that sparked my creativity : I was taking a walk when suddenly I saw on the sidewalk an old wobbly but absolutely charming chair. I decided to put this object – which apparently didn’t deserve anything anymore – to good use.
Traditional fabrics, old-fashioned tablecloths, objects that are apparently useless… There are so many things that deserve our attention. Today’s idea is to manufacture and to develop mini-exclusive small collections entirely remade in France.
We salvage our fabrics during our researches (Relais, Emmaüs, old factory stocks , workshops…) We select with a lot of rigor and refabricate them with the same philosophy in a French workshop. We have high quality products with meticulous attention to details.
Do you intend to expand the range of De Beaux Restes and salvage other objects ?
Yes, I have other ideas for new exclusive small collections. The main idea is to get inspired by fabrics, old objects that seem to be disposable but in the end turn out to be authentic treasures. »
I recommend you to have a look at De Beaux Restes’ blog, a real ode to salvage and an inspiration for those who want to try it.
I personally fell in love with the mini Pimprenelle. Its springtime look which makes me want to run bare feet in the fresh grass. :)
To participate :
- You have to leave a comment below telling me what small cushion you’d like to win (you have the choice between these or these + your email address (it’s very important)
- like the facebook’s page of De Beaux Restes and my facebook’s page Les Flâneries d’Aurélie
- live in metropolitan France (sorry for my foreign friends)
De Beaux Restes, for the nostalgics of the old days and for the dreamers of today.