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Our Story

Painting Our Own Stories

Just like reading a book opens our minds, telling stories nurtures our self-expression. We tell our story by speaking our minds. Following our passion. Creating our own style. With Petitjean Paris prints, you carry the colors to paint your own story.

Mine is about having the freedom to choose my own future, empowering women, and finding inner peace of mind. My story is filled with bright colors, flowers, and greenery. And it smells like cinnamon, brioche, and blooming gardenias in the springtime.
What will yours be?

Léa Petitjean
Founder of Petitjean Paris

 

Meet our designer

Petitjean Paris - Welcome to our studio and meet our founder Léa Petitjean.

 

Léa Petitjean was born in Jura, a picturesque region in eastern France that’s famous for its stunning scenery, untouched wildlife, and traditional winemaking and craftsmanship. Early in her childhood, Léa's moved to Provence where she grew to love the southern landscape that has fascinated some of the greatest painters of the 20th century for its stunning light and plentiful flora. 

Surrounded by both beauty and a culture of the arts, it comes to no surprise that Léa fell into the world of luxury fashion and jewelry when she moved into the cosmopolitan cities of Stockholm and Paris.

In her first foray out of France into Scandinavia, Léa discovered some of the great Finnish and Scandinavian design houses, which sowed the seeds for her love of fabric and visual balance. Upon her return to Paris, she began working alongside some of the most talented craftsmen of France at Van Cleef & Arpels. It was during this period that Léa sharpened her sense of aesthetics and taste for quality craftsmanship.

She eventually ventured on her own to found her own design brand, Petitjean Paris, where she specializes in creating colorful prints that harken back to her memories from around the world.

 

bienvenue dans le studio de petitjean paris


 In the Studio

 

Welcome to our studio where our founder Léa Petitjean designs our designs and pieces

Please meet Lille Björn, my mascotte bear.
Lille Björn is tiny, easily transportable, and he reminds me of a cute illustration by Elsa Beskow or Carl Larsson. Whenever my mind goes blank, all I need is a quick stare at him to travel to a calm forest cottage by a lake, enjoying a sunbath and blueberry pie. 

Welcome to our studio where our founder Léa Petitjean designs our designs and pieces

In my studio, I need a certain lightness and brightness to create something. As if a cluttered workingspace blocked my mental projection.

Welcome to our studio where our founder Léa Petitjean designs our designs and pieces

Welcome to our studio where our founder Léa Petitjean designs our designs and pieces