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OUR STORY

Maison Balzac was created in Australia in 2012 by French-born Elise Pioch Balzac to express her endless imagination.
 
What started as a collection of five perfumed candles has become a homeware world of its own, exploring the beauty of hand-blown coloured glassware, trompe l'oeil linen, colourful platters and unusual fragrances. We invent intriguing and playful objects to trigger emotions around the dining table, transforming the everyday act of eating or drinking into quirky, memorable moments.
 
Elise started her career at Hermès in Paris under Martin Margiela's artistic direction, then as a fashion buyer in Australia for multi-brand boutiques Belinda and The Corner Shop. After travelling the world and being exposed to beauty and creativity for 10 years, she had a desire to apply her fashion eye to homewares. She calls it "jewellery for the table", and it truly is like dressing up a mini theatre for the everyday.
 
Today Maison Balzac can be seen in the best boutiques and department stores around the world from Liberty London and Browns Fashion, to Coming Soon New York and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
 
Welcome to our world, where a marble snail can hold the finest Japanese incense without raising any kind of suspicions.


 

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