OBJET DE CURIOSITE
was created in 2001 thanks to Pierre-Emmanuel Grange-Jaricot.
The story all began with a boundless passion for Nature and its curiosities. Even as a child, Pierre-Emmanuel used to keep insects and went out collecting fossils.
Over time, and as he traveled around, he started to put together a real 'Curiosity Cabinet' of his very own.
Very much in touch with fashion trends, his wife Lilau found a way of setting this passion within an interior design context.
Since then, their world has been enriched with a whole range of chairs, lamps, and machines that might have existed…
The company has grown, yet has still managed to keep this very curious, relaxed spirit. The new staff, from very atypical backgrounds, are continuing to nurture this concept by seeking out, inventing, and creating.
e are always on the look-out to discover out-of-the-ordinary animals, plants, or minerals. A network we've been built up over a period of time keeps us informed about the latest discoveries. The company has acquired a unique style in terms of re-purposing. Each find is handled on an individual basis. In this way, after due reflection, it goes from being a simple natural object to become an exceptional, cultural piece of design.
With all these unique pieces to nourish it, ours is a world that a 19th-century naturalist might have dreamed of. How should one go about displaying a collection of semi-precious stones? How best to position a magnifying-glass so as to reveal all the intricacy of a butterfly's wing? How can the presence of iron in a meteorite be proved?
Our curiosity is not limited to any one world – we like being surprised by Nature, but also by the sciences, history, technology, industry…
Our unique style of presentation lets us display our objects in very varied settings, from the Baroque to the contemporary.
ur success is based on a slimmed-down collective of 9 people
Coming from all sorts of different backgrounds, each member has been able to enrich the collective with innovative methods of working and original creations. T
his group is supplemented by networks of advanced skills in France and around the world. With nearly 600 lines in addition to the one-off pieces, for everything that is 'tailor-made' we work as far as possible on a local scale, as well as with specialists all round the world for more specific techniques.
he small size of our team doesn't prevent us having a presence in more than 57 countries, with over 1,600 customers (stores and interior designers).