Fort Royal was founded to bring exceptional artisans together within one brand, to support and help French heritage thrive. The French savoir-faire is part of the tradition, lifestyle and legacy that is coveted by the entire world. The Fort Royal Group is proud to showcase the most sophisticated creations by its world leading artisans.
Leaving the Bastille area and moving to Boulevard Haussmann is the next logical step in the group’s journey. With the arrival of the fifth artisan Bétemps, Fort Royal needed a more spacious showroom to exhibit their extraordinary artisanal metalwork. The aim is to establish Fort Royal in this exclusive district, home of renowned architects and interior design firms, with whom the group already collaborates or plans to in the near future. The new address brings Fort Royal closer to its mainly foreign clients who are used to Parisian palaces. This showroom is the perfect meeting point for the group to welcome clients and introduce them to its wealth of expertise.
The new Fort Royal space covers a total of 130m² over two floors: a ground floor and basement. The interior has been designed by the Fort Royal team with a classic and elegant approach. White walls, chevron parquet flooring in the gallery and a piece of solid marble in the hallway set the tone. The artisan pieces on display accessorise and decorate the space. The iconic "Château de Versailles" tree boxes by Jardins du Roi Soleil stand inside and out, an Alcine orange tree box here, a ceramic vase and Marie-Antoinette bench there. The classical banister rails and handrails in the showroom are designed by the artisanal metalworker Bétemps to showcase their expertise. Craman Lagarde presents some of its classical, art deco and contemporary pieces in the main room, solely devoted to its stunning marquetry.
The furniture will be refreshed on a regular basis to unveil a wide range of the artisan cabinetmaker’s collection. The basement is home to an armoury department exhibiting beautiful guns and rifles by Darne for the discerning client to admire. Last but not least, the showroom presents pieces by master glassmaker Atelier Simon Marq. Two backlit stained glass panels adorn the hallway walls. The Pompéi screen takes pride of place in the main room.