Habitat 1964


As I said in my post yesterday, I had a pretty packed weekend. Besides all the places I managed to fit in on Saturday, on Sunday, after recovering from a friend's birthday party, we also drove up to Marche aux puces de Saint-Ouen in the north of Paris. Saint-Ouen is home to the city's biggest flea market (also the largest in the world) with antiques stalls and furniture sellers, as well as Habitat's new vintage space, Habitat 1964 (77-81 Rue de Rosiers). Bringing together a collection of some of its signature designs dating back to the 1964, it's a homage to what Habitat is good at: furniture and homeware. It's not cheap, like most of the things on offer in the marche aux puces, but you could easily spend a couple of hours wandering around and perusing the designs, which we did. And when you start to get a bit peckish, there's a cute cafe run by Tartes Klugar with cakes, quiches and hotdogs on offer, so you can make an afternoon of it.