History & Know how

– An authentic story that began in 2012 around the world of travel associated with French know-how –

Maison Baluchon Founders - Nathalie Vidal & Toma Bletner

Our story

Nathalie Vidal &
Toma Bletner

When Nathalie settled in Haute-Marne, she discovered a deeply natural territory, preserved from the human’s touch. Forests, lakes and the cultural heritage of this region sparked the desire to bring life to a creation that would reflect this authenticity. With Toma, they decided to develop a fashion accessories brand with this spirit in mind. The designs and the style that came about are representative of this will and on top of it lies a desire to emphasize the art behind the manufacturing and the local expertise that comes with it. Seamstresses, artists, craftsmen and craftswomen all work towards a common goal. Over the seasons, the brand has travelled throughout France but also across Europe and Asia, flirting with prestigious brands that share our philosophy.

High-end accessories for your everyday life

Maison Baluchon offers you a range of exceptional accessories for your everyday needs: zipped pouches, clutch bags, leather goods, silk scarves, and a range of stationary items. We favour custom-made products to meet all of your expectations.

Let yourself be guided and add significance to your belongings!

Fashion & decoration accessories made in France

From the illustration to the finished product

Every season, we come up with a new and exclusive design. Inspiration is drawn from the nature surrounding us, and shaped by the way we look at it. We explore it through colours, sometimes tinted with a pinch of exoticism, but always with great care for the details and the story it conveys. Each sketch is the fruit of a common thought process within our studio. Léa Le Pivert’s artwork sets the tone for each collection.

This way, we entirely supervise the making of our accessories, from the sketch to the manufacturing, including the printing and the leatherwork…

Our roots

We originate from Chaumont, Haute-Marne, a land of great craftsmanship for many decades where leather and textile work, wood, metal and printing have flourished … This creative field reveals itself to be limitless day after day, and its best advocates breathe life into our creations. Maison Baluchon takes particular care in coming up with accessories and designs that feel like they belong to this territory.

Accessoires d'exception façonnés à la main
Fashion and decoration accessories made in France, Haute-Marne

Our expertise

Our workshops are located in a perimeter of less than 50km from our office, which allows us better control over the quality of the goods as well as a human-sized manufacturing that feels rewarding for everyone. Far away from the fast-fashion brands and their culture of mass-production, we favour custom-made items that feel original and resonate with you. Every owner of our products can value the uniqueness that our workshops bring.

Since
10 years

2022

  • Our second collaboration with Rmn-Grand Palais began in June on the theme of the “Herbier du Roi”, an interpretation of the botanical plates of King Louis XIV.
Maison Baluchon x RMN-Grand Palais - Herbier du Roi Louis XIV Collection
Séjours Maison Baluchon - Deluxe Appartement - Room, fireplace

2022

  • A year marked by the opening of our showroom at 7 rue Decrès in Chaumont, a place where you can admire the mix of materials, models and collections, but also stay for a night or a week in one of our flats decorated by us. 9 months of work for the renovation of this building dating from the 17th century. An immersion in the heart of our universe.

2020

  • Collaboration with the actor in decoration alinea. A journey to the heart of Provence and the Luberon for a collection signed “Récits des Sens”.
  • Collaboration with Christian Lacroix with our interpretation of the “Return to Phoenicia” motif. A complete range of leather goods based on Persian art.
Collaboration Collection, alinéa cushion
Collaboration Maison baluchon x Balzac Paris - Fashion collection

2019

  • First ready-to-wear collection with the brand Balzac Paris – Creation of an exclusive pattern and story “AVA”

2018

  • Collaboration with Darphin – Creation of a beauty vanity and its exclusive design
  • First ready-to-wear collection with the brand Balzac Paris
    Creating an exclusive pattern
  • Creation of a “Fine Jewellery” capsule space at the Première Classe trade fair, Porte de Versailles. Scenography and exclusive motif
  • Collaboration with the Réunion des musées nationaux. Creation of a collection on the theme of the Royal Menagerie sold to the Château de Versailles
Royal Menagerie Collection of the Château de Versailles in the 17th century
Calade Room, Hameau des Baux

2017

  • Collaboration with the Hameau des Baux hotel. A room decoration made to measure by our workshops
  • Presentation of the collections at Maison & Objet and Première Classe Tuileries
  • Collaboration with Pampille Paris – Creation of the first isothermal vanity case and its exclusive design
  • Collaboration with the Exception
  • The decoration range is growing: Cafés & hotels are putting our wallpapers on their walls
  • Exclusive design for Galerie Lafayette – Dream gift

2016

  • The production workshop in Haute-Marne is expanding
  • Exclusive collaboration for the Opéra Garnier – Paris Dance theme
  • Collaboration with the Robinson Les Bains brand
  • Sept 2016 : Participation in the exhibition PARIS au BON MARCHE – Exclusive models and patterns
  • Launch of our new international online shop & its customised ordering space
Collection pour L'Opéra Garnier
Set design at Merci, Paris

2015

  • Invitation by Frank and Sons: Pop Up Store with a flower theme – Exclusive design
  • Invitation MERCI Shop : Pop up store
  • Creation of the exclusive tote bag design for the DBTH exhibition
  • Participation in Don’t Believe the hype – Tuileries Paris

2013 – 2014

  • First outlet in Tokyo – Beams International Gallery
  • Development of international sales points with our agent Thomas Dufour: China, Tokyo, NY, London, Paris
Maison Baluchon - Suitcase, travel bag
Universe - City of Chaumont - Viaduct - 52

2012

  • Birth of the brand between Paris & Chaumont
  • Our first exclusive dealer : Mall – PARIS

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High-end accessories for your everyday life since 2012
Handcrafted and responsible production