Editorial Note

Welcome to our second monthly edit. For February, let's travel to Paris in Saint-Germain-des-Prés to discover the new Galerie Rinck. You can find our past edits in the Journal section.

February Edit: A Parisian Galerie

  1. Rinck Finds a Home on the Rive Gauche

    Galerie Rinck at 18 rue de Beaune in Paris displays the company’s contemporary creations and features a private reception lounge for clients.

  2. Exploring the Watercolor World of Morgane Guerry

    Enter the world of illustrator and watercolorist Morgane Guerry, through her two collaborations with Rinck. From painting a ceiling to creating an original folding screen, Morgane reveals an artistic process where limits are often made to be pushed, questioned and finally transcended.

  3. La Galerie Rinck, Paris

    A space meant to hold the contemporary collections created by our in-house design studio, a setting that embodies Rinck’s creative DNA: inspired, elegant, inventive.

  4. A Seventies inspiration

    To mark the opening of the new Galerie Rinck, our furniture-design teams have created some remarkable pieces made especially to furnish the private lounge area at the rear of the space

  5. Meet Arnold d'Alger

    The artist Arnold d'Alger, founder of the Bazar d'Alger, presents in a video of the ornamentation work he did for the mantelpiece in Galerie Rinck.

  6. The Specialists: Rinck’s Essential Partners

    The Galerie Rinck, a veritable showcase for our furniture designs, displays some of our finest savoir-faire, trades that are among the most emblematic in French decorative arts.

  7. Rinck & Thevenon

    A series of six textiles, designed by Rinck and edited by Maison Thevenon.

About our new website

It is with great joy that the teams at Rinck present you with this new website, following a year and a half of dedicated effort. You will find our many projects here, naturally, be they in interior architecture, millwork, or furniture.

But the site’s most important new feature is the detailed information we provide on each form of savoir-faire, each material. These details are edifying and interesting, designed to raise awareness of the vast palette of craftsmanship that is the very soul of Rinck’s projects. Whether they are applied to wood, metal, or precious materials, dozens of rare artisanal skills coalesce to produce our creations. And we spotlight these skills on this website, so that they may be better known and understood not only by our clients, but younger generations.

Another innovation is the store that has been incorporated directly into the website, so you may now explore the contemporary furniture collections designed and manufactured by Rinck, while also enjoying in-depth information on the savoir-faire used for each creation.

But the true online revolution here is how our vision of the browsing experience has taken form. Every month, the home page will feature a new topic, with an article in the Journal section and a variety of related resources to make it easier to grasp and absorb the information: videos, interviews, links to the savoir-faire used in that particular project, etc. In other words, it is 360-degree, multidimensional coverage of the world of each project, for an ever-more-refined understanding of our undertakings, our skills, and our artisanry.

It is not always easy to explain who and what Rinck is. An ensemblier décorateur with a broad palette of savoir-faire and three core businesses across three different locations: Interior Architecture, Millwork, and Furniture. We hope that this new website assists you in better appreciating these forms of savoir-faire. Happy browsing!

P.S.: Our warmest thanks to the specialists who worked with us on this site, particularly Bruno Ferdinand, who oversaw the artistic direction, and Kieran Startup for the code.

The Passage Collection

The Passage collection explore the ties between nature and mankind’s intervention therein. A house’s informal entrance, often accessed through a side or back door and traditionally known as the “mudroom” in English country houses and American homes, is the symbolic point of passage from outdoors to indoors, from vegetation to civilization. 

By featuring raw wood, or by imitating nature with trompe-l'oeil painting recalling onyx, the collection’s elements tease and intrigue the observer. Vegetation is invited to reclaim its rightful place, making this entrance to the home, this transition between two worlds, an embodiment of our uncertainty about our planet’s future, as questions of ecological disaster and climate crisis loom on the horizon. 

What will be left of our creations ? Will nature take over ? What if someone were to rediscover this room 500 years from now ? The end of the industrial world may sound frightening, but it could also be a transition in its own right, a time of great hope and new beginnings.

Discover our Activities

Rinck is an interior design enterprise, an ambassador of French lifestyle, with the distinctive characteristic of incorporating onsite production workshops, thereby dovetailing the realms of creation and fabrication. By uniting these varied trades, Rinck can source the staff’s artistic and technical mastery, as well as the expertise forged by venerable traditions, as springboards for creativity. This savoir-faire, honed over centuries, is exercised by Rinck alone, or with select partners, in the execution of prestigious projects.

  1. The creativity of the interior design and decoration workshop is born of a profound understanding of the historic languages of ornamentation. This mastery of the classic catalogs and their legacies allows greater freedom in interpreting aesthetic codes. The workshop creates contemporary, inspired spaces that resonate fully with their owners. An essential prerequisite to our company’s approach.

  2. The professionals in our design studio, masters of the history and hallmarks of luxury furniture, annually design one full contemporary collection, along with many bespoke pieces for exacting connoisseurs and collectors. This expertise builds upon more than 180 years of design work in the most varied styles, creating hand-in-hand with our group’s in-house workshops. Possessing such comprehensive knowledge of materials and finishes, our furniture-design teams are wholly at ease devising the most complex pieces of furniture using wood, stone, leather, precious stones, both wood and straw marquetry, and even metal.

  3. Our company – boasting its own production workshops and approaching its second century of operations – brings together many skills specific to French decorative arts. Be it our boiserie and interior design workshops, our furniture and bronze workshops, or our design offices, more than a dozen forms of savoir-faire are expertly practiced at our three sites, each having its own venerable history, a legacy that is further enriched as it is taught by one generation to the next.

    They are complementary, often complex, traditional, or innovative, and combine the nobility of handcraftsmanship and the perfection of age-old techniques with digital precision and other new practices born of technological advancements. Their uses are dedicated to the making of exceptional pieces and are mastered by women and men who, with passion and respect, transform the material into something even greater than itself and bring to life all the interiors imagined by our designers and executed for our trusting clients.

     

  4. Joining in creative collaboration with passionate artisans who bring their savoir-faire to life, expertly honing raw materials into singular designs, is not only a strength, it is a choice. Rinck’s love for the decorative arts often finds expression in alliances with other companies, artists, and craftspeople who embrace the same values of excellence and aesthetics.

  5. Over the past several decades, Rinck has perfected a precise project-management process making it possible to undertake top-quality missions working with decorators, interior designers, and architects who are not only the most accomplished in their fields, but the most exacting, as well.

    More often than not, our references choose to remain discreet, as the owners of yachts and superyachts, luxurious New York City townhouses, and princely London palaces. Quite a few, however, are household names.

     

    Our multi-material methodology (wood, metal, glass, stone, etc.) and end-to-end process – from the work of the engineering and design department to the installation to the worksite supervision – have earned our clients’ steadfast trust. Each of these fitting and/or furnishing commissions is entirely customized and unique. Each new project is also another chance for us to adapt our savoir-faire to original requirements, improve our working tools, and further hone and broaden our skills to satisfy the needs of our specifiers.

Nurtured by 180 years of history, we believe in the perfect mastery of classic ranges, a prerequisite for contemporary design. Our cultivated relationship with the history of the decorative arts is rooted in France's heritage, but resolutely turned towards the world, the meeting of cultures and know-how. Our ambition is to create exceptional interiors that are full of colour, art and life, that blend seamlessly into their surroundings and are perfectly suited to the daily lives of their users.

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La boiserie by Rinck

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