TRAVEL

Gone Antiquing


Every summer, the team at interior design firm Cullman & Kravis heads to Europe for an extensive shopping trip at the best fairs, markets and boutiques in London and Paris. In addition to searching for the perfect pieces for their clients, Cullman and partners took in the city sights and snuck in some shopping for themselves. Tag along here.

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“Our first stop off of the plane was the Atelier Meriguet-Carrere in Paris for handcrafted finishes including lacquer, eglomise, and our favorite, embossed leather. Here, a very modern laser-cut leather is coming to life.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“In awe of the amazing architecture everywhere in Paris, even the stairs to our next stop, Lesage Interieurs for couture embroidery.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“We also visited Galerie Van Der Straeten for incredible contemporary furniture and lighting.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“A mirror at the Carre Rive Gauche on the left bank. We could spend all day there!”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“After a successful day in the Carre, it’s off to the Marche aux Puce de St. Ouen, a short ride from Paris. There are aisles and aisles of treasures—both old and new.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“You can find everything from Venini lighting from the ‘70s to custom bronze furniture.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“Jean, testing out the legroom on a desk for a tall client.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“Jean, testing out the legroom on a desk for a tall client.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“A last minute visit to one of our favorite dealers Gerard Orts.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“It’s a full day’s work to get through the aisles at the Olympia International Art and Antiques fair.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“We also spent a full day at the impressive Masterpiece Art, Antique, and Design Fair. Here, one of the offerings.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“In London, we discovered the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, which had such a wonderful, whimsical assortment of artists like Robert Bradford (who made this adorable wire terrier) and Barbara Macfarlane (who paints these fun maps).”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“We spent a day shopping on Pimlico Road, seeing what was new at vendors like Soane. Luckily, we found this great new leather sideboard design in Yves Klein Blue!”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“Beautifully carved mirrors and wall brackets at Ossowski.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.

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“Guinevere on King’s Road, a fun mix of furniture styles and accessories, was the last stop on our shopping trip.”

Photo by Ellie Cullman.