Marin Montagut: timeless store where daily life items are works of art

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Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 1 March 2022 at 10h21
French artist Marin Montagut unveils a timeless location in the heart of the Latin Quarter. In this uncommon store taking us to the very core of his universe, discover art items very useful to our daily life and fitting all budgets.

This is a store that opened out of the blue, and it feels like it has always been there. To discover it, head to the Latin Quarter, a stone’s throw from the Jardin du Luxembourg. Walk down rue Madame, and at the place No.48, enjoy this bottle-green store with urban furniture that looks like an apothecary.

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Inside, one is propelled to a universe mixing decoration items, daily life objects that are not oh-so ordinary, and antiquities in a striking scenery making us feel like traveling between today’s Paris and yesterday’s Paris, more especially from the 18th century. Welcome to the world of Marin Montagut.

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Some items are an ode to Paris, his city of heart, through details immediately reminding us of the capital city. Others take us on Marin’s travels to Sicily, Portugal or even Greece, in a swirl of scents and elements transcribing the South’s sunny scenery.

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We even found works taking us to a spiritual world like this hand topped with a heart or even illustrations reminding us of tarot cards. Varied inspirations and yet, Marin Montagut’s creations can be identified in a blink of an eye.

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Even better, the artist teams up with artisans – sometimes very rare ones – as if he wanted to show their know-how has not said its last word. As an outcome, iconic pieces worth their prices, although the artists managed to adapt even to the tightest budgets.

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Marin Montagut manages to take up the challenge of ushering art to our daily lives by offering hand-painted porcelain… that is dishwasher-safe! And you can also fall of the customized watercolor box, handmade secret books to spruce your bookcases up, candles with exotic scents, and even a notebook with edges make a golden mirror. Here is how Marin Montagut links us to yesteryear know-how.

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But careful though, you are here in an illustrated crafts store antique dealer rising. Almost all pieces of furniture and objects you see is on sale, including treasures bargain-hunted by Marin Montagut. Works of art imagined by the artist can also help with your decoration, especially like the marvel cases that are part of his emblematic creations.

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Last but not least, if we were to convince you one last time to visit this uncommon store in Paris, we must tell you that some of Marin Montagut’s creations can be customized in his studio set in the 20th arrondissement. On vases displaying the famous Parisian street boards, you can write the message of your choice. We love it!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 7 February 2022

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    Location

    48 Rue Madame
    75006 Paris 6

    Access
    Métro Rennes (ligne 4)

    Official website
    www.marinmontagut.com

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