A house of tradition focused on creation
Maison Louis Drucker, founded in 1885 by Louis Drucker, is the oldest artisanal French rattan seat factory. Maison Louis Drucker is quite a story.
Louis Drucker was born in Poland in 1864. In 1865 his family left Poland, running away from the climate of terror and intolerance imposed by Russia following the January 1863 uprising. Along with ten thousand other Poles, the Drucker family settled in France first in Alsace then in Paris. Louis learned the profession of rattan worker in Lyon at Maison Martiné, then completed his training with that of bamboo worker. He is a diligent, talented and imaginative student. After acquiring French nationality, he decided to set up on his own. Louis Drucker opened in 1885, with Mr. Leredde, one of the apprentices of Maison Martiné, a Lilliputian workshop of 24 square meters at number 180 rue des Pyrénées in the XXth arrondissement of Paris.
Awards will crown the quality of the creations of the Leredde and Drucker company. After the Great War, Mr. Leredde left the company. Louis Drucker alone takes control of the house. His wife helps him and brings her artistic talent by coloring the sketch plates with watercolors, giving each of the creations a unique tone. In 1919, the first catalog was launched. Orders are pouring in. The premises are getting too small. The workshop moves to Béthisy-Saint-Martin in Oise, the offices remain in Paris.