invites you to an exclusive members-only private guided tour (in English) of
The name Féau is undeniably a symbol of French excellence. Founded in 1875 and run in 3rd generation by Guillaume Féau and his sister Angélique Féau-Leborgne, this family-business specializing in decorative boiserie paneling and decor reproductions continues to remain a major reference in the world of high-end decor.
Join us as Guillaume Féau himself opens the doors to the renowned Maison Féau. Let yourself be enthralled and inspired as Mr. Féau guides us through what may resemble Ali Baba's cave - a vast and remarkable collection of carved woodwork paneling, friezes, cornices and other unique decor reproductions, including antique fragments sculpted centuries ago, chosen for their charm and their exquiste quality. Marvel at masterpieces conceived for Madame de Pompadour, Jeanne Lanvin or Sao Schlumberger, to name a few, and admire the multitude of 18th century watercolor illustrations, models and vintage sketches perpetuating the memory of decors from bygone private mansions and châteaux.
Listen as Mr. Féau talks to us about the company's passionate quest for such ornamental treasures and how this exceptional trove is not only the result of acquisitions made by three generations of the Féau family, but also the heritage of other leading Parisian historical decoration houses.
© Féau Boiseries
Sources of inspiration: the maze of plasterwork and ornamentation on the mezzanine within the glassroofed space, accumulated and catalogued since 1875
© Féau Boiseries
An 18th-century Piedmontese decorative scheme reflected in a Viennese trumeau mirror from the Palais Paar in Vienna.
Register now for this an exclusive behind the scenes look of a company rich in history and heritage, working with and for the most well-known interior decorators and private owners in the world as they seek to build their dream spaces inspired by the successful, long-standing story of French decorative arts.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
Meet at 3:45 pm, the tour begins at 4:00 pm sharp and ends around 5:30 pm
Following the visit we will enjoy a glass of champagne at nearby Brasserie Le Poncelet
9 Rue Laugier
Available to members only: € 25.00*
* Price includes Féau Boiseries tour followed by champagne at Brasserie Le Poncelet
Only 14 spots!
© Féau Boiseries
Eighteenth-century boiseries attributed to the Château de Bellevue.
More about Guillaume Féau
Brought up in the family atelier, in the 1990's Guillaume Féau decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, at a time when the future of art craftsmanship seemed to be going by the wayside. Alongside his father and grandfather, Guillaume Féau accumulated an encyclopedic culture and knowledge in terms of decoration, but also a hands-on experience when it comes to the exacting requirements of elitist clients, familiar with the history of art, personalized creations and craftsmanship feats.
He had the intuition that the know-how of boiserie paneling, which consists in creating decors in sculpted wood, generally in oak, to dress up subtle architectures and ornament the walls of the most beautiful homes, would seduce an increasing international clientele, seeking deluxe craftsmanship and customized decors.
Passionate about the 18th century and a collector at heart, he is able to recognize at first gaze an exceptional boiserie and conveys to the creations he delivers the exact proportions required by different historical styles, which he knows by heart. This deep know-how enables him to be highly respected in the world of cosmopolitan design, cultivating a classic vein, such as American decorator Michael S. Smith or the Frenchman Jacques Garcia.
In the early 1990's, under the impulse of Guillaume Féau, Féau Boiseries implemented a molding technique in resin, elaborated with the Haligon workshop, who also worked on the creation of resin sculptures by famous artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, César or Jean Dubuffet.
And for more information on Féau Boiseries ahead of our event, we invite you visit their website feauboiseries.com.
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