Paris' covered shopping arcades are wonderful places to discover quaint stores selling original items that you normally wouldn't see elsewhere. As'art, located in the Passage du Grand Cerf, is one example. A treasure trove of African crafts, design and furniture, it was opened in 1998 by Jean-Paul Merlin and has been featuring environment-friendly products by African artisans ever since. It's hard not be drawn in by As'art's colorful window display of silicone vases and beaded animals. Once inside, you'll find the African continent well-represented: sandalwood figures from Mozambique, Ethopian baskets, contemporary furniture from Kenya, and South African Zulu basketry and decorative accessories are just some of the items you'll come across. They also have baskets and accessories from Colombia, as well as some light fixtures and furniture from France. Whether a collector of ethnic objects, a lover of everything African or a simple passerby, As'art's charming atmosphere and its support of sustainable development will make you want to bring a piece of Africa back home with you. Show lessRead more

    3, passage du Grand Cerf , Paris


    Home & Design

    Lighting, Design, Decor

    Public Transport
    M4 (Etienne Marcel)
    M3, M4 (Réaumur Sébastopol)

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