Alexandre, a specialist in the design of the latter half of the twentieth century, has a shop in the Marché Paul-Bert in Saint-Ouen and a gallery on the left bank, mainly selling designer furniture. Hardworking, passionate and with an unerring nose for a bargain, he has been tracking down little-known gems and supplying them to interior decorators in France and around the world since 1999.
His collection for the hotel is a mix of periods and styles, from Nouvelle Athènes – the artsy Paris district with its profusion of classical architecture – to postwar vintage. Alexandre has distilled the quintessence of Pigalle.
Galerie Alexandre Guillemain - Artefact Design21 rue Visconti, 75006 ParisStand 85, allée 6 - 96, rue des rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouenwww.designartefact.com