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 Objets d'en France

Objets d'en France

We've been busy obsessing here at The Obsessive. We've been pulling together The Obsessive objects of desire and, on reflection, we've realised that the items broadly fall into three overall obsessions.

The first is the continued love of France, and all the wonderful things it produces. The more you roam around and investigate this amazing country, the more it reveals itself in its products. We'll be bringing you objects that represent the ability of the French to produce high quality, well designed, everyday items: French classics that, once bought, you should never need to buy again. It must be said that The Obsessive is following a well-trodden path made by fellow obsessive Francophiles like Sir Terence Conran.

 Fjällräven rucksack & Kuksa

Fjällräven rucksack & Kuksa

The second overall obsession is The Great Outdoors. The Obsessive has always been interested in outdoors kit, but, since the purchase of the Land Rover, this has developed into a full blown obsession. There's some amazing modern technical clothing and kit being produced, as well as an irresistible retro camping trend, in which tried and tested products that are still available exist alongside NOS (New Old Stock) or restored kit. It's all very "campsite cool".

 MOMA ball bearing paperweight. Sven Wingquist's self-aligning ball bearing, made in Sweden by SKF, the original manufacturer.

MOMA ball bearing paperweight. Sven Wingquist's self-aligning ball bearing, made in Sweden by SKF, the original manufacturer.

The third overall obsession is "want it, need it", yet conforms to The Obsessive's considered consumption belief. These obsessive objects of desire range from exquisite, yet functional desk tools, to leather weekend bags, and mid-century Danish ice buckets.

Finally, we'd like to thank Peter Blackman for mentioning us in his blog article Super Curation The View from The Bridge

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