How cool is this industrial metal chair, circa 1920, part of a new shipment from France that’s just arrived at The Golden Triangle? Or the club chair, circa 1930? Co-owners Chauwarin Tuntisak and Douglas Van Tress took a few trips to Paris markets recently, and filled a crate with some amazing vintage furniture and accessories, all at nice discounts over last year’s prices (the combo of a lower Euro and widespread discounting). While in Paris, they tapped the connections and expertise of, among others, Didier Milleriot, our favorite Frenchman, who operated Le Magasin here til he moved back to Europe a few months ago. These new pieces are set in the shop amid the “Exposed” collection of modern, reclaimed wood pieces. “It’s a dry, angular backdrop to the curviness innate to the French things,” says Van Tress. “The intent is not to create a French shop in my store, but to create powerful, earthy, often industrial” items that are complementary to the rest of the store’s merchandise. We think he’s done it!

—JAN PARR

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Asian With a French Accent

How cool is this industrial metal chair, circa 1920, part of a new shipment from France that’s just arrived at The Golden Triangle? Or the club chair, circa 1930? Co-owners Chauwarin Tuntisak and Douglas Van Tress took a few trips to Paris markets recently, and filled a crate with some amazing vintage furniture and accessories, all at nice discounts over last year’s prices (the combo of a lower Euro and widespread discounting). While in Paris, they tapped the connections and expertise of, among others, Didier Milleriot, our favorite Frenchman, who operated Le Magasin here til he moved back to Europe a few months ago. These new pieces are set in the shop amid the “Exposed” collection of modern, reclaimed wood pieces. “It’s a dry, angular backdrop to the curviness innate to the French things,” says Van Tress. “The intent is not to create a French shop in my store, but to create powerful, earthy, often industrial” items that are complementary to the rest of the store’s merchandise. We think he’s done it!

How cool is this industrial metal chair, circa 1920, part of a new shipment from France that’s just arrived at The Golden Triangle? Or the club chair, circa 1930? Co-owners Chauwarin Tuntisak and Douglas Van Tress took a few trips to Paris markets recently, and filled a crate with some amazing vintage furniture and accessories, all at nice discounts over last year’s prices (the combo of a lower Euro and widespread discounting). While in Paris, they tapped the connections and expertise of, among others, Didier Milleriot, our favorite Frenchman, who operated Le Magasin here til he moved back to Europe a few months ago. These new pieces are set in the shop amid the “Exposed” collection of modern, reclaimed wood pieces. “It’s a dry, angular backdrop to the curviness innate to the French things,” says Van Tress. “The intent is not to create a French shop in my store, but to create powerful, earthy, often industrial” items that are complementary to the rest of the store’s merchandise. We think he’s done it!

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