Pauline and Alexis met in Belgium, where they are both originally from. Soon after they began dating, Alexis moved to London to finish his studies.Over the long distance, they missed each other dearly and decided to send stuffed animals as way of comfort. It wasn’t long until they had about a dozen different stuffed animals each!
After their studies were finished and they reunited in Brussels they were browsing an antique market and spotted an original “Oyster” chair from the 60’ by Pierre Paulin. This sparked the idea of sewing their beloved stuffed animals onto a chair. A way for them to imbue a product with memories of their day to day lives.
It was only when they received countless ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ on their first chair from friends and family,
that they realised they had created something unique. From this, AP (Alexis & Pauline) collection was born!
Alexis and Pauline work with a team of expert seamstresses in Belgium who attach the stuffies to the chairs.
Every species of animal has a specific behaviour and personality. Bunnies look curious and alert, bisons show strength and unity and raccoons just look like they are up to something. The seamstresses make sure the chair shows each animal’s personality.
Every chair becomes unique and shows a different side of the animals’ character.
Alexis and Pauline, given their own experiences and the values that align with their company, give generously to charities helping animals and children in need.