Paris designer Gesa Hanson tipped us off: the new, must-see shop in Paris right now is La Trésorerie, a housewares emporium specializing in timeless, well-made goods with a European accent. Located steps from Place de la République, the shop is housed in a former treasury buildingâ€”look for the exterior metal grillsâ€”and even has its own Swedish cafe.
“Our politic when it comes to selecting merchandise is quite simple,” says Lino Landau, who opened La Trésorerie with two design-minded friends, Denis Greffault, founder of Paris’s organic food shop Lemo, and Elsa Coustals, who hails from the fashion industry. “We like good-quality products that are made in Europe; we like long-lasting materials, such as cast iron, glass, stainless steel, and stoneware; and we like sourcing from companies that own their own factories or workshops. We sell things that have stories to tell.”
Photographs courtesy of La Trésorerie, unless otherwise noted.
Above: La Trésorerie is located in an 1870s former treasury building that retains its well-protected exterior and, over the door, the initials RF for République FranÃ§aise.
Above: The tableware selection includes La Trésorerie’s in-house line of matte-glazed stoneware in muted colors. At least 90 percent of the shop’s goods are fabricated in Europe and sourced directly from the makers. Be on the lookout: La Trésorerie’s online store is scheduled to open in the fall. Photo via Mamie Boude.
Above: The 3,200-square-foot interior, with original skylights, was remodeled by Paris firm I’m In Architecture. Elizabeth Leriche of Bureau de Style Elizabeth Leriche designed the shop and its inventive displays, including a wooden house filled with bathroom products. The Bean Tables are by Karsten Lauritsen of Designer Zoo in Copenhagen.
Above: La Trésorerie sells eco paints by UK company Earthborn.
Above: Minimalist tables and shelving are lined with pots and pans, including white enamelware by Riess of Austria. Read about the nine-generation family company in Object Lessons: The Pastel Enamel Pot.
Above: Denis Greffault, one of the shop’s three owners, hangs out in the wooden hardware section. Photograph from Milk Magazine.
Above: Household brushes and an old-fashioned rattan carpet beater by Redecker of Germany.
Above: La Trésorerie stocks bathroom accessories made for the Scandinavian sauna.
Above: Striped cotton mattress toppers are displayed with cotton throws and plaid “picnic rugs” by Tweedmill of Northern Wales.
Above: A selection of breakfast wares and linens.
Above: SmÃ¶rgas, the shop’s in-house cafe, offers the ideal shopping snack: Swedish open-faced sandwiches and coffee from Paris roasters Belleville BrÃ»lerie.
Above: Run by Paris-based Swedish chef Svante Forstorp, the cafe has a creative, healthy menu (including a Nordic take on tabbouleh) and a choice of seating. Photographs from Willy Ã Paris.
Below: La Trésorerie is located near Place de la République in Paris’s 10th Arrondissment.