Do you shop Charles & Marie? They carry some of the best modern accessories for the home, some of which I own and love myself. Based in Germany, but most importantly online so all have access to products and great design, Charles & Marie is the source for modern living items for the home, office, personal use and more. In addition to selling attractive functional wares, they do a great deal to promote independent designers globally. Owners Marcus Greinke, who was once a global creative director for Enterprise IG is growing out the US side of the business and his partner Claus Krogmann, once CEO of Vitra, works with the European market and both definitely enjoy the better things in life – obvious the moment you land on their site. Here are a few of my favorites from their modern living section.
While reading their About page one sentence really jumped out at me because I often feel this way when shopping, "While a few uber brands are clearly better than most, we're tired of seeing the streets filled with store fronts that make each place we
visit seem like dull clones of every other." They continue with what drives their passion for Charles & Marie, "We adore beauty,
originality, invention and genius – qualities that are rarely found in
any one brand or chain." Amen!
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