Herve Gambs is an eclectic artist and designer, with a predilection for perfumes and nature inspired objects. His most recent shop has opened less than a year ago Boulevard Beaumarchais near Le Marais.
He has another shop in St Germain and one in Japan.
You can also shop online.
The shop I visited is on two levels, and includes a design section, a flower shop, a homewares section and a cafe.
Chances are you will find something interesting in this diverse, elegant and quirky environment.
Every month, a designer is invited to show his/her creations.
Over my visit in October, some interesting cardboard furniture was on display by Audrey Meline, a young French designer trained at The Arts Decoratifs School in Strasbourg. It is certainly up to the minute, recycable and affordable (almost...)
I was quite taken by the funny clocks and also the flowers: it felt like being in an urban jungle with its profusion of different species and perfumes: no wonder Herve wanted to bottle them up!
And I can't believe that I just received an invitation from GAMBS today, so if you are in Paris next week, just go!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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