The house

History of the house

1903

Birth of a house

Jules Zéau founds the family company of needle-stitched intimate apparel and embroidery. The company settles in the Tuileries area of Paris.

Girl in a jacket
Girl in a jacket

1956

The Beauvais stitch

The House broadens its know-how by developing an embroidery workshop using the Point de Beauvais stitch. This crochet chain stitch, typical of the 18th century styles, requires a long period of apprenticeship and a rare ability. Fetish technique of Jules Zéau House, it was to bring about its international recognition. With more than 10 000 models accumulated over the years, the heritage of point de Beauvais sketches by Maison Duchénoy is inestimable.

1995

Needle embroidery

Pascale Duchénoy opens an embroidery workshop on the island of Madagascar. This workshop specializes in the needle embroidery technique. With this gesture, she renews with the founding trade of the family company. This embroidery was no longer produced owing to high labour costs. Jules Zéau House becomes Linge au Cœur.

Girl in a jacket
Girl in a jacket

2000

Transmitting a knowledge

Fully aware of the importance that her passion should be passed on, Pascale Duchénoy also participates in awarding diplomas for the State Arts trade. With the same concern in mind, Linge au Cœur has taken part in the publication of several works: « Le Point de Beauvais » in the know-how collection, published by Didier Carpentier, « Les métiers d’Art de la Mode », published by Jacques-Marie Laffont. Finally, to broaden learning of the skill, Pascale Duchénoy, after having introduced embroidery kits, develops embroidery training for professionals in her workshops.

2001

The interior decoration

Linge au Cœur extends its trade palette by acquiring an embroidery workshop specialized in interior decorating. Linge au Cœur, architects and interior decorators now work in close collaboration in order to set up and implement ambitious « customized » projects. The know-how of Linge au Cœur runs the gamut of furnishing pieces (curtains, seats, cushions, or wall hangings…) conveying a unique character to each home.

Girl in a jacket
Girl in a jacket

2006

To the Palace !

Pascale Duchénoy opens a boutique in the historical center of Paris. Located at the entrance of the Palais Royal Gardens in the Louvre area, the 2, rue de Valois becomes the crossroads of a passion and the ideal place for an intimate sharing of a trade : embroidery and house linens.

2013

House for the future

Linge au Coeur develops its interior decoration range by creating the “Entrelacs” collections aimed at decorators and interior designers. At the same time, it has re-established its former international presence, by renovating its website including an e-commerce site offering a selection of its key household linen products.

Girl in a jacket
Girl in a jacket

2017

boutique en ligne

Tout naturellement, la Maison s'est appropriée l'ère digitale avec son site internet, sa newsletter et via les réseaux sociaux. Souhaitant répondre aux demandes d'une nouvelle génération, Linge au Cœur lance une e-boutique avec des collections exclusives, ainsi qu'une sélection de ses produits phares à destination de la clientèle internationale. La Maison conjugue dès lors une nouvelle culture de la consommation avec un savoir-vivre à la française pour ravir le quotidien et embellir les intérieurs, où qu'ils se trouvent dans le monde d'aujourd'hui.

2019

maison duchénoy

Fidèle à l'esprit audacieux et entrepreneur qui a guidé la Maison à travers les générations, Linge au Cœur réunit ses marques sous le nom Maison Duchénoy. Expression de sa maîtrise et de la transmission du savoir-faire et de l'art de vivre à la française. Le conseil, la création, la broderie pour les intérieurs et les collections de linge de maison sont tous réunis pour sublimer le quotidien. Le 2, rue de Valois devient alors un showroom.

Girl in a jacket