L'ESCARPOLETTE OR GARDEN CARPENTRY
With L’Escarpolette, walk through the gardens of past and future centuries,
Find the emblematic furniture from past eras that we have reissued.
Discover those created by today's designers that will make history tomorrow.
The origins of l'Escarpolette
In order to develop this unique offer of outdoor furniture, we carried out extensive research into archival documents.
We were seduced and moved by furniture once in vogue, by accessories whose use has gradually been lost...to the point of wishing to find them in our gardens today.
In parallel with this exploration, we collaborated with carefully selected designers to bring you an exceptional contemporary range.
Thus was born our brand L'Escarpolette, dedicated to the world of garden, whose name and colour stories borrow directly from Jean-Honoré Fragonard's painting « The swing ».
Contemporary or historical, each of the pieces gathered here arouses emotion and breathes poetry into the place that hosts it.
Once designed by the craftsman, the architect or the artist, the furniture and ornaments that make up the historical collection are a reflection of their time, of an art of living in the garden.
From the gardens of the 18th century to those of the early 20th century, and from one continent to another, new finds unearthed from oblivion will regularly complete the collection.
Guided by their curiosity and sensitivity, the designers we have selected have imagined original and timeless pieces, able to converse with their 'illustrious' predecessors and inhabiting the exteriors of tomorrow.
The contemporary collection will gradually be enriched by the creations of the new talents upon whom we’ll call.
The values of l'Escarpolette
Made in France
The adventure of l'Escarpolette is above all made possible thanks to the teams of our joinery located in a small village in Deux-Sèvres, on the borders of the regions of New Aquitaine and Pays de la Loire. These men and women are committed to a job well done and meet the daily challenges of designing, developing and manufacturing our wood product lines.
Depending on the model, we also rely on the enthusiasm and know-how of local craftspeople who master materials other than wood.
The ropes for our swings are designed and manufactured by the rope factory «La corderie Ladivine» in Maine et Loire.
The cushions that cover our seats are made by the companies «Toiles et Voiles» (in Deux-Sèvres) and «SOFA» (in Vendée).
The combination of local wood, tradition & modernity:
The furniture presented in our different ranges is made of solid wood and favours sustainable local species, as in the past. We have chosen oak, larch and Douglas fir, known for their robustness in outdoor environments.
This requirement certainly has a cost, but it makes sense with our approach.
So that, Iris, Lily, Hortense and their historical cousins can once again frolic freely in your garden, we have endeavoured to reproduce them as faithfully as possible.
However, like their contemporary counterparts, they have benefited from our modern manufacturing methods - 3D design, CNC machining - and from innovative technical materials dedicated to outdoor use.
Throughout the production process, the carpenter's hand is essential and remains indispensable in order to guarantee the longevity, quality and comfort of our products.
Treat yourself to a bucolic escapade in the world of l’Escarpolette to make your garden an enchanted parenthesis.
We wish you a pleasant journey through our pages…