The Sentou Marais shop, close to design boutiques Fleux and Caravan, is spread over three floors. The history of this institution begins in the Périgord region of France in 1947, with Robert Sentou and his woven straw chairs. Thirty years later, he opened his first shop in Paris to sell his creations. In the 1980s, he transformed the space into a gallery and sales showroom with the help of designer Roger Tallon and interior designer Roger Fatus. Since then, the iconic brand has been taken over by Pierre Romanet and it promotes a particular vision of design, somewhere between contemporary art and art de vivre.
The biggest names in design
Ceramics are on display alongside square lantern string lights and Sentou’s own exclusive creations, such as their curved mirrors, at affordable prices. An edition of the M400 staircase designed by Roger Tallon in 1964 connects the floors, and is available for sale.
The Marais boutique (like those on Boulevard de Courcelles and Boulevard Raspail) showcases the Sentou collection which includes extraordinary pieces such as the Bergerac bookcase or the Coogee sofa. Whether its Scandinavian style from the 1950s or 70s that you prefer, all the biggest names in design are here, from Charles and Ray Eames to Isamu Noguchi, Roger Tallon and Brigitte de Bazelaire.