Founded by Jean-Christophe Miquel in 2013, Merci Louis takes note from the archives of French history to create a home collection that is at once regal and contemporary..
The detail of a lace jabot, a piece of a dress that once belonged to a marchioness in the 18th century, a manuscript dated 1762, garlands, a fragment of a chair leg… Anything can provide Jean-Christophe Miquel with a pretext for his new take on a historical object. Since founding Merci Louis in 2013, he has never tired of revisiting France’s historical heritage to find inspiration for his trompe-l’oeil books of secrets, table mats, ceiling and wall lights, lanterns, candle holders, candelabras and stationery. “The brand’s concept consists in juggling with the classic style codes of 17th and 18th century France and using them to create contemporary objects. The kings of France, most of whom were called Louis by the way, are an endless source of inspiration.