Meet : Marinette Saint-Tropez
As part of the “Rayons de Soleil” exhibition, in stores until the end of the summer, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche honors the brand Marinette Saint-Tropez, the most fashionable decoration address from the Riviera.
Family brand created in 1963 by Marinette and Joe de Santis, the brand offers a range of products that smell of the South and seaside vacations. Fouta, cushion, bed linen, dishes, interior perfume, come and discover in exclusivity the charming selection of the brand's flagship pieces, a real institution in Saint-Tropez!
Meeting with Albert de Santis, son of Marinette and Joe, the founders of Marinette Saint-Tropez.
Marinette Saint-Tropez is above all a long family history that has lasted for more than 50 years. What prompted you to take over the family business and how did you get started?
The brand name comes from my mom's first name, Marinette. From an early age, I accompanied my parents to the market. There, I developed a taste for craftsmanship and respect for local products. This is how I naturally wanted to continue to keep this family business alive through values in which I recognize myself.
This family spirit is very present within your brand, is it a key to Marinette's longevity?
Marinette has always been and will remain a family business. We are particularly proud to have been able, all these years, to maintain our independence, a guarantee of sustainability in our creative choices.
In its beginnings, Marinette offered a collection of linens, what then prompted you to develop a complete lifestyle universe? (tableware, decoration, furniture, linens, beach textiles, etc.)
The idea was really to transcribe all "the spirit of Saint-Tropez" into the DNA of a single brand. I wanted to offer complementary ranges of products and accessories so that everyone can imagine a complete interior that resembles them, in the soft colors of the Riviera.
What is Marinette Saint-Tropez's summer essential?
The list would be long to enumerate, because Marinette is available in infinity, between indoor and outdoor, between delicate fabrics and outdoor decoration ... Everyone can come and find the essential that will be their ray of sunshine!
"There, all is order and beauty, luxury, peace and pleasure" - Baudelaire
The charm of the south, a mythical village, quality manufacturing and an affordable price, are these the secret of success?
This mythical village of Saint-Tropez is the family cradle of Marinette. But our longevity over all these years and our success come from being able to offer our customers materials, colors, attention to detail, and a whole range of know-how for more personal compositions.
How do you transcribe the unique spirit of Saint-Tropez in your creations?
The Mediterranean and Saint-Tropez will always remain our heart anchors, our inexhaustible source of inspiration, which in association with the latest trends create this blend specific to Marinette. We imagine the ranges of colors that will make up our collections, taking inspiration from the colors of the Mediterranean coast, its bright shades of turquoise or coral. From this, we create an atmosphere and stories, by mixing natural materials, such as cotton.
Why did you choose Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche to put your bags down this summer?
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is a department store that offers the best of the Art of Living in a very Parisian spirit. It is an emblematic institution and we are very happy to participate in bringing a little of the wealth of the South to the heart of Paris with the “Rayons de Soleil” exhibition!