Peau de Chagrin - Luxury gifts & accessories
Peau de Chagrin is a Maison that designs limited edition luxury gifts and accessories. We are passionate about European craftsmanship and elegance. We travel across Europe to uncover the disappearing knowledge applied to the artisanal making of objects and preparation of materials. Each piece is born from an intimate collaboration with master craftsmen and designed to last generations. They are produced in an edition of 100 and hand made with care to superlative standards.
Peau de Chagrin is inspired by the novel of the same name by Honoré de Balzac, a Faustian tale of talent, decadence, debauchery, magic, the transformative nature of knowledge and a prophetic warning against materialism. The hermetic knowledge of the master craftsmen with whom we work and the pursuit of an ephemeral beauty are intrinsic influences. Our travels through Europe inform our work, as does European decadence in its many guises.
Peau de Chagrin believes that everything it makes should be as environmentally sustainable and as socially responsible as possible. We are dedicated to creating beautiful and unusual luxury accessories that are made entirely in Europe and committed to championing European artisanal excellence, often gained over generations.
We work with artisans directly to ensure their work and knowledge is properly valued. Our objects are made in Switzerland and France, from the first cut to the last stitch.