Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chic in New York: Cire Trudon

After I mentioned that Cire Trudon was opening in New York, I was invited to tour the space and learn more about the historic candle company. The inspiration for the first boutique outside of France was the Galerie des Glaces of Versailles.  Of course, this is a bit of toned down version of Versailles with natural reclaimed wood floors and cabinets made by an Amish carpenter in Pennsylvania. The paint colors and details are just as gorgeous as their signature candles.  It was interesting to learn how eco-friendly the candles are as well.  They are paraffin free and all natural which means the glasses, made by artisans from Vinci in Italy, won't become black like other candles.  The colored tapers are scent free and won't drip which makes them perfect for dinner parties.  Cire Trudon has also just introduced room sprays that look like vintage perfume bottles that are pretty enough to be left out in the open.  The attention detail and craftsmanship of their store and products is unparalleled.  They will soon also open a second shop in Paris at the site of the original store as well as in Versailles and London.  Happy Shopping!

Cire Trudon
54 Bond Street at Bowery
New York, NY 10012
12:00-8:00pm 7 days week

Owner Ramdane Touhami

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic


Modern Traditionalist said...

I'm loving the fox keeping watch over everything!


Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Who doesn't love a great candle. Love the way he has the tapers displayed.
Thanks for sharing.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love that candle display!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

I have to admit those first pics wouldn't make for a pleasant shopping experience for me personally! But I love the rainbow of tapers displayed on the wall!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

How magnificent. I love that the space feels almost like an eclectic home.
Speaking of candlestick makers, I think you'll enjoy the home of Niven Morgen featured today over at Nero.
Cheers, Alcira

mydesignchic said...

How fun was this...the display almost looks like artwork it's so beautiful!

18 Kerut said...

most beautiful. I love their candles. In fact, my abd el kader has burned down to its final glow. I should pop in the shop and purchase a new one!

La Maison Fou said...

Wow looks like a definate stop on the map!


Luxe & Lucid said...

Kudos for featuring this fabulous boutique on your blog! Cire Trudon is such an incredible company. Their products inspire me in so many ways.

Annie said...

Heather- went here as per your suggestion and bought beautiful candles for all of my friends for the holiday! Thanks for drazing attention to such a beautiful piece of french history!

Chad Murawczyk said...

MiN New York in Soho now serves as the downtown location for Cire Trudon. Their address is 117 Crosby Street between Houston & Prince.

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