Boccara Gallery On-line shop
High-end French design just one click away
Boccara has been active in the United States for the past 20 years through the opening of its New York gallery located at 63 Madison Avenue from 2000 to 2008 and its yearly participations to the Miami Palm Beach Antique Show, the Art Los Angeles Fair, etc. Since 2008, Didier Laurence has been representing the gallery in the United States through the participation to art fairs and exhibitions.
With Boccara’s first US e-shop you can now directly access and purchase our French designers and our exclusive creations at the best price.
Discover our unique pieces, chat with our Boccara specialists and benefit from our 30 years of international experience.
Recently, we decided to create our AR program which enables our customers to position the rug or tapestry of their choice in their interior in an easier and more dynamic way. Customers can also use our secure on-line payment system and we’ll take care of the rest.
The Certificate of Authenticity will be provided with each piece you acquire from Boccara Gallery.
Should you have any question or if you need any further information, please feel free to contact Didier Marien, the gallery owner. He will be glad to answer it.
Didier Marien has over 30 years of experience in the art and artistic rug business. He is a recognized expert and collector in the world of textiles, he is a member of the Chambre Européenne des Experts-Conseil en Oeuvres d’Art (CECOA) and the Confederation Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA) and the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).
In 1994 he acquires Boccara Gallery and is the first to develop a collection of modern tapestries with some of the greatest 20th century names in art such as Sonia Delaunay, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Mathieu Matégot, Jean Lurçat, Wassily Kandinsky and Victor Vasarely.
Antique tapestries still occupy a prominent place but the gallery focuses solely on the tapestries with historical and cultural importance.
In 2000, Didier Marien creates Boccara Design to present his design and collection of contemporary artistic rugs. He is also developing a new concept of high-end silk rugs made in the Boccara workshops. His eye, talent and vision result in a renewed modernist approach in the choice of colors and designs, while maintaining the traditional “know-how” of hand-weaving.
In 2008, Didier Marien opened a new department : Boccara Fine Art. This department has the aim of giving space to contemporary artists from around the globe. It includes not only paintings but also and particularly sculptures, which are one of the greatest passions of the gallery owner. Following one of the guidelines developed by Didier Marien, not only worldwide famous artists such as Wang Keping, André Lanskoy, Léon Zack, Dominique Pollès, Serge Charchoune, JonOne, but also emerging artists are represented by the gallery. The selection of artworks made by Didier Marien are a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. The Boccara Fine Art department is becoming increasingly important and it now occupies a prominent role in the gallery.
Boccara Gallery opens different spaces in major capitals such as New York, Moscow, London and Brussels.
Another department established naturally to complete the previous collections, and show the latest creations is the contemporary textile sculptures (Simone Pheulpin) or tapestries (Chan Yun Sook).
The gallery regularly participates in the largest international exhibitions such as Masterpiece London, LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, PAD Paris and Fine Art Asia, etc.
Didier Marien now presents his new exclusive collection of abstract art rugs in collaboration with a number of selected artists representing this movement : Anna Mac, Ellen Richman, François Bonnel, Benjamin Ewing and David Stein. Manufactured in the Boccara workshop, this new collection of art works represents the successful match between the practice of an artist and the complexities of hand-weaving.
Jean Yves Lanvin
Heir to the Lanvin fashion family, Jean Yves Lanvin, spent his youth bathed in elegance, creativity and luxury.
After working in New York and London in the banking business, his passion for design leads him to collaborate on international projects with some of the best design houses and art workshops such as Boccara, Maison Charles and Pouenat Ferronnier d'Art.
He now creates his own collection of extraordinary and unique furniture, lighting and decorative objects carefully handcrafted from a choice of the best noble materials in his French workshop. A collection full of strength and finesse that proudly showcases the French know-how.
The artistic encounter and friendship between Didier Marien and Jean Yves Lanvin began ten years ago and gave birth to a series of important international projects.
Their French background and a meticulous search for the perfect balance on every detail characterize the work of Jean Yves Lanvin and Didier Marien.
Aiming to pursue a new innovative project exclusively dedicated to the United States market, with boccara.us, Didier Marien now starts another collaboration with designer Jean Yves Lanvin.
Jean-Yves Lanvin’s sophisticated furniture combined with the classic and contemporary textile world of Boccara creates a unique aesthetic universe.
Didier Marien’s refined artistic rugs find a sublime dimension with Jean-Yves Lanvin’s metal and mineral furniture.