About the Maison
Who founded Diptyque?
The Diptyque Maison was founded by three friends with the same creative passion. Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet and Yves Coueslant were all interdisciplinary artists with backgrounds in architecture, theatre and painting. They opened their first boutiq...
What does the address "34 Boulevard St Germain - Paris 5e" on your candles mean?
A door with two identical windows on either side, that’s a boutique. For our three founders who were experts on Art History , it’s also a diptyque, which in French is spelled ‘diptyque’. The very first shop, located at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, opens...
Where does the oval on your labels come from?
The oval on the labels has always been at the heart of Diptyque and goes back a long way, to when the Diptyque adventure first began, when its founders were designing textiles in the 1960s. We can follow the thread all the way back to Ancient Rome. The oval sh...
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