Desrues, Adornment at its finest

Born in 1929 from the purchase of Chandelier’s workshop by Georges Desrues, its talented and bold apprentice, Desrues quickly becomes the favorite costume jewelry maker of the biggest couture houses in Paris. In 1984, as the father of the famous Chanel suit’s buttons and a key partner for the luxury house, Desrues is bought by its major client.
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Desrues’s worskhops produce buttons, belts, brooches, jewels, bags and shoes accessories. Hammered metal, cracked resin, engraved horn, carved wood, hand-painted ceramic, dyed Galalith, glass, embossed leather, braided fabric, etc.: the artisans leave nothing to be desired.
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Little by little, the button maker added to its traditional know-how industrial means with a motto “the artisan’s talent, the industrial’s power” and deployed the activity on 80.000 square meters at Plailly, Oise. It is now more than 200 artisans, model makers, stylists and technicians, trained by Desrues, who dedicate not only their jewelry-making expertise, but also rare know-how like poured glass or resin, dying of various materials, with the inclusion of synthetic or organic elements, to luxury houses.
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From February 10-12, 2015, Desrues participates in Maison d’Exceptions, the space at Première Vision dedicated to haute création.
Photo Credits: Desrues