As we begin to watch the sun rise each day it has us dreaming about France: lounging poolside in Saint Tropez, exploring the fragrant lavender fields of Provence or indulging at a Parisian patisserie. The endless charms of France have inspired our latest spring/summer 2014 collection.
Right now our Chelsea, Marylebone and Paris stores are transforming with new products, installations and activity, which pay homage to French culture. Our carefully curated collection of all things chic include the most covetable French names in art, design, food and drink.
Textiles take their stripes (quite literally) from the French tricolour, while sea-inspired embroidery and Joan Miró artworks lend a certain je ne sais quoi to soft furnishings. A selection of classic enamelled and copper cookware echoes the rustic charm found in rural French kitchens.
Seafood is one of French cuisine’s most elegant offerings and in-store you’ll find all the inspiration you need to host your own French-themed dinner party from mussel pots and oyster clamps to a quirky lobster cracker. If cooking is not your foray opt for our extensive gourmet sweet and savoury delicacies which combine the highest quality ingredients with traditional recipes descended from the best culinary know-how of France. As we move into summer, we’re already envisioning brunch with friends complete with handmade wild strawberry jam and lavender honey from Provence and authentic cheese platters laden with duck pâté, tuna rillette, onion relish and crunchy seeded crackers.
Must-see highlights include the reclaimed tile collaboration with new Hackney-based company Bert & May for the awe-inspiring Chelsea store windows, a built-in bespoke bar with vintage furniture and a living lavender wall which will instantly transport you to the fragrant lavender fields of southern France.
So what are you waiting for? Browse our extensive collection of all things France at The Conran Store – open now until late June 2014 in The Blue Room, Chelsea, with elements also found at the Marylebone store and online.
Plus, don't forget to RSVP for our exclusive A Season in France event filled with French cocktails, canapés and a first look at the new spring/summer 2014 collection: