Based on its significant heritage and living DNA, POURCHET is a great French leather company founded in 1903. The House POURCHET redefines today its manufacturing codes and its emblematic identity codes.rnrnrnThe logo of the House - the head of the Belfort lion struck three rings - regains all its original importance in a redesigned identification and a mastered utilisation. The canvas Madison, initially created in the ‘70s, is reissued and perpetuates the tricolored flag of the brand: navy, red and green. Reinterpreted in a contemporary vocabulary through a dedicated collection, the coated canvas is now positioned as one of the major fundamental artworks.rn
The history of POURCHET is marked by the creation of bestsellers, iconic bags that have left their mark for decades. Like the bag « Croco » created in 1950 or the « 509 » created in 1990 , and the bag « 110 » celebrates the 110th anniversary of the brand and permanently confirms its repositioning by illustrating remarkably its centennial expertise and one of its historical values of production — the label of Made in France.rn
Marie-Laurence Stevigny is a creative Belgian accessories designer… Her quote is to design simply beautiful, simply individual, simply essential and simply meaningful accessories. She is graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne in Paris and the Institut Bischoffsheim in Brussels.
In 2004 Marie-Laurence launched her own international design consultancy studio named MLSTUDIO based in Brussels and in Paris. Marie Laurence’s signature is based on designing accessories going beyond the simple definition of accessories.
She acquired an international experience and a deep and strong knowledge on designing and developing accessories with proper DNA, being part of the Nina Ricci studio in Paris for eight years and senior accessory designer at Bill Amberg London for six years.
The collaboration with leathergoods maker Pourchet established in Paris in 1903 and Marie-Laurence Stévigny started in 2014. It turns the traditional know-how of the Pourchet leathergoods workshops into a simply feminine, Parisian, actual and easy to live collection.
Creation of Maison Pourchet. A strong identity logo, the Lion of Belfort, where the brand originates from, hit with three rings.
Maison Pourchet acquires its status of Leather house and sets up its workshops in Paris Rue Charlot, becoming the top place of manufacture of the first collections of the brand.
POURCHET invested a special building at rue Faubourg du Temple in Paris to locate there the headquarters of the company as well as the creation and design studios.
This stylish bag with sober sophistication and esthetic elegance was one of the great postwar successes and has devoted definitely unique expertise and good reputation of the brand. It is in crocodile effect, trapezoidal form, right flap, and gold metal clip- lock with brand initials.
The Madison canvas – waterproof, grained and silkscreened in quilted-pattern and initially designed for luggage line, is dedicated to the three emblematic colours of the brand, navy, red and green.
One of the most representative bestsellers of POURCHET, this bag has been around the world. It was praised by numerous women and described as " It- bag " of the moment by the press. It is in lamb with absolute urbanity, round and generous shape , curve flap , and gold metal clip- lock with brand initials.
For the hundredth’s anniversary of the Galeries Lafayette Hausmann , sculptor Arman created a monumental artwork, with over a hundred bags of POURCHET, perfectly representative of his masterpiece " accumulations ".
Karine Dupont becomes Artistic Director of Maison Pourchet.
Maison POURCHET chooses quirky world of French artist David Cintract for his institutional and image campaign. Halfway between Warhol and Lichtenstein, David Cintract projects his vision of the world on many artistic mediums. Image and matter DJ, he is an ideal figurehead and founder of an innovative artistic movement: Pop Free.
In the heart of Paris, Maison POURCHET opens its flagship store Place des Vosges. Designed by Karine Dupont, this definitely contemporary jewel is an initiatory journey through the collections and the world of the Maison.
Maison Pourchet collaborates with American Designer Hilton Connico for its institutional and image campaign.rnInitiator of dream and fantasy Manifest, Hilton Connico is a bold touch to everything. He designs universe placing colour and poetry at the heart of his speech and thus signs a true life philosophy.
Maison POURCHET celebrates its 110 years of know-how and creation.rnThe bag 110 is celebrating this anniversary. Both sober and sophisticated, this bag shows the elegance the house codes.
Belgian Stylist Marie-Laurence Stévigny is head of creation at Maison Pourchet.
For its 113th anniversary, Maison Pourchet gets a new website realised by Adveris.