The La Vie Pariseinne collection originates from old Parisian workshops established over 200 years ago. Not a reproduction but a continuation of history, Catherine and her design team combine these actual, historical parts creating a timeless collection rooted in history.
Our journey began in Catherine’s LA garage in 1979. She then added her dream workshop in the beautiful French countryside. From our humble beginnings we moved to our current home of the last 3 decades. Our wonderful studio in Santa Monica by the sea.
La Vie Parisienne combines classic European findings and a selection of historical American pieces, each carefully rendered from the original molds and stampings. All handmade and hand set with European crystals.
Our pieces are made of either 14K gold plating or “old silver”, a unique French process of laying sterling silver or 14K gold over a copper or brass base. Following traditional French artisan techniques allows each classic piece to best exhibit the delicate details of these historic designs. Sourced in Europe, truly handmade in USA.
We are proud to present a timeless collection that has brought real history through a century to create today’s heirlooms.
We are proud to present an authentic vintage story. Our original parts come from many sources in Europe which gives our pieces great detail and finishes that may vary slightly.