Our Story

“Being a flâneur means to be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home.”

Charles Baudelaire, « Le Peintre de la vie moderne », 1863

Our Vision

Flâneur would translate as ‘wanderer’. We feel part of a new generation of Flaneurs. As travelers, we strive to find authentic locations, as consumers, we want to create meaningful relationships with the things we buy. We want to put homeware back in the context of cultures and trends that shape the world we live in.

Maison Flaneur is the destination of choice for travelers and home enthusiasts looking for a unique and ever-evolving collection of homeware products curated from the best hotel, restaurant and hospitality experiences across the world. Our digital concept store enables the shopper to view the retail environment, offering all facets of their aesthetic for sales.

Our Collection

Our collection is unconventional in that it is the venues we’ve picked – iconic hotels, hidden locales, and coveted eateries – that build our repertory. We seek out exquisite, design-centric hotels and restaurants, with which we partner to present beautifully-designed homeware objects that inspire a lifetime of travel.

There is a soul or a story within each object. You may very well find a hand-woven Berber rug set beside a Barcelona chair. Tableware, textiles, accessories, art pieces, and furniture, pieces of your experiences, delivered to your door. International, curious and enthusiastic, we are always in search of unique interiors and in-depth stories that will tickle the fancy of our creative minds.

 

 

Meet the team

Dionas Sotiriou

Dionas Sotiriou

Founder

Dionas, of Greek origin born in Belgium, has spent the past ten years living in London working in Finance. It is after a frustrating experience of not being able to buy tableware from his favorite restaurant that Dionas decided to launch Maison Flaneur in 2017. As an avid traveler, he wanted to allow his fellow “Flaneurs” to transform their homes in line with their experiences and inspirations.

Gabriel Moukhbat

Gabriel Moukhbat

Co-Founder

Gabriel met Dionas while studying at Imperial College of London. Lebanese born in Paris, he spent time in Taiwan before settling in London where he worked as an Associate in a VC firm. Both passionate about tech and entrepreneurship, he saw in Maison Flaneur a way to access unique interior inspirations integrated with a new and original shopping experience.

Marie Winckler

Marie Winckler

Content & Creative Director

Marie worked as a journalist before entering the world of start-ups. A Belgian emigre of French heritage, she attended the Sorbonne before writing for the Guardian, the Independent and the Evening Standard amongst others. Passionate about storytelling she joined the Maison Flaneur team in 2018 because she believes places and objects are best when they have a story to tell.

Julien Callède

Julien Callède

Senior Advisor & Co-Founder of MADE.com

Julien co-founded the famous online furniture brand Made.com where he was a member of the board, acting mainly as COO and Director of International expansion. He has now left his executive role in the business and is focusing his attention on new venture projects. He joined the Maison Flaneur team as a senior advisor in 2018.

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