Enclave Environment

152 Commonwealth Ave . Concord . Massachusetts 978-369-1494

Paris Habitat Lives On


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Robert and I spent a lovely day at the St Ouen flea market this weekend.  The weather helped, 70 degrees and sunny!  We walked through many of the marche’s.  The most exciting for me was to see the brand new Habitat 1964 complex.  Habitat, which was founded by Terence Conran in 1964 was the furniture store that put Britain on the map for stylish minimal design furniture for a reasonable price.  During it’s heyday you could find outposts all over the world.  Robert and I furnished our first New York City apartment with several Habitat pieces!

In recent years Habitat was sold to a French company.  Habitat 1964 is set up as a ‘vintage village’ in the heart of the St Ouen flea market.  With an industial setting, you walk into a concrete courtyard with tables and chairs (designed by Habitat).  The interior space is filled with original Habitat vintage pieces from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. There are also a few other showrooms dedicated to vintage furniture.

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The outdoor courtyard welcomes you to pick up a quick lunch (interesting quiches, bagel sandwiches and gourmet hot dogs) from la Buvette.

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Walking through The Marche Serpette, I was most inspired by the vast and unique selection of antique and vintage lighting.

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We ended up having a yummy lunch inside the flea market at Ma Cocotte.  Besides delicious food, this rotisserie-bistro industrial space  was designed by Phillipe Starck – including his signature unisex bathroom!

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This was quite an inspirational day for me and Enclave!

Posted in Uncategorized by Marianne on March 31st, 2014 at 11:35 am.

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  1. Sue Kwon Mar 31st 2014

    Fabulous–gotta love those unisex bathrooms!!

    Thank you for including us! Sue

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