About us - Edition 169
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Édition

169

Édition 169 is a Parisian editor, designer and producer of home decor fabrics and handmade rugs. We are inspired by the Parisian spirit of haute-couture and the artisan’s skills, and are passionate about every aspect of textiles.

 

Our collection reflects our approach, which is inspired by the traditions of eastern and western savoir-faire we have discovered during our far-flung travels. We have created a collection that will inspire interior designers and architects in their quest for uniqueness and beauty.

 

The exceptional yarns we choose and their infinite combinations produced in a wide variety of traditional or innovative weaves culminates in a unique, radical, carefully curated collection where each piece expresses our intuitions and inspirations.

 

We are guided by the conviction that imperfection is the key to emotion, and strive to create fabrics and rugs with exceptional textures, hand-crafted by talented and uncompromising artisans using the finest materials.

 

Édition 169 is also the fusion of our four personalities: Jakub, Richard, David and Olivier. Together we have channeled our expertise into a collection rich with the cosmopolitan cultures that unites Paris and New York in a shared vision.

 

More than just experts – we are passionate.
We are creators and weavers.

Our

Story

Paris – New York: heritage and encounter
In Paris it’s a family story woven around a passion for textiles.
David and Olivier Aouate inherited the love of materials, interior design and finely crafted French personality from their parents Richard and Babeth. Together with their father, they transformed this heritage into exquisite savoir-faire, working with interior designers and architects on major design projects.

 

On the other side of the Atlantic, designer-weaver Jakub Staron founded the J.D. Staron brand of carpets and rugs based on creative sensibility and innovation. His love for weaving and passion for the craft sent him traveling to the four corners of the world to meet and learn from artisans in the most remote locations. Determined to make innovation his trademark and J.D. Staron a key player in the world of rugs, Jakub Staron researched and explored age-old techniques while experimenting with new methods. The brand soon gained an international reputation, up to Paris.

 

This Is when Jakub, Richard, David and Olivier met in Paris, the historic capital of design and interior decoration, and began sharing their passion for weaving, elegant textiles and tremendous projects.

One name

for one place

Together they embarked on an ambitious project – a Parisian editing house to pool
their expertise and express their shared passion.

 

The name is found: Édition 169, after the site of their first vibrant dialogues, the 169
Boulevard Haussmann showroom. The location sits on one of Paris’ most elegant
boulevards in the heart of the 8 th arrondissement and is the emblem of the brand’s
soul and philosophy.

Parisian,

elegance

american

audacity

While Édition 169 identifies itself as a Parisian editor, it is very aware and proud of
the American heritage Jakub Staron brings to the endeavor.

 

Édition 169’s sophistication and refinement comes from Paris and Richard, David
and Olivier. Its bold creativity hails from New York and Jakub Staron.

 

This dual culture is expressed in Édition 169’s elegant and surprising
collection.