Marin Montagut is an artist and designer; his eponymous boutique is dedicated to whimsical decorative objects. He is coauthor with Ines de la Fressange of Maison: Parisian Chic at Home and created and illustrated the Bonjour City Map-Guides. He has collaborated with the Chateau de Versailles and with many brands, including Farrow & Ball, Pierre Frey, and Diptyque.
"This oh-so-chic Parisian designer and illustrator, author of the
Bonjour Paris guide, revisits his favorite shops and ateliers
including the Sennelier pigment manufacturer, the Verrier bespoke
trimmings workshop, the Ultramod haberdashery, and the Deyrolles
cabinet of curiosities. An homage to Paris and its artisans,
tinkerers, and aesthetes." -FRANCE-AMERIQUE
"One of the great pleasures of exploring Paris is wandering its smaller streets and happening upon the tucked-away ateliers, boutiques and artisan workshops that have seemingly been there forever. In this charming book, which feels more like a travel journal, artist and designer Marin Montagut helps recreate that experience by taking us inside 19 such spots. Through photos, drawings, watercolors and collages, you'll "visit" places like Maison du Pastel, which has been making hand-rolled, custom pigments since 1729; Ultramod, which has been supplying designers with fabrics, trimmings and buttons since 1832; and Herboristerie de la Place Clichy, a historic pharmacy that makes special tinctures and remedies. Also included are a few small specialty museums and other hidden gems." -ROBB REPORT