Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Famille - Paris

The Refuge of the Creator of Maison Ravn.

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Claudia Ravnbo,
Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old

Familiar with the term haute-couture, we were less familiar with the term haute-maroquinerie. The “true luxury”, for which Claudia Ravnbo is the ambassador with Maison Ravn. Tired of the fast-fashion phenomenon with its “it-bags”, four years ago Norwegian-born Claudia decided to launch her own brand. Unique bags, designed like paintings. A confirmed globetrotter, over the years Claudia has built up an impressive collection of treasures from all over the world. Rare fabrics whose yarns tell a story, combined with the most precious of leathers. For example, silk from Lyon meets shagreen, while Italian lace, a Suzani or an Indigo Tsugukaki are married up with a hand-painted textured design made in crocodile or python skin. This is the very essence of the expertise of exceptional craftsmen, who, like the Lesage workshop, are often called upon to bring these pieces into existence. New Maison Ravn models are designed in Claudia’s apartment before passing through their hands. Here, they document, crunch, sample and test at all hours of the day… and night. One of the designer’s favourite times for creative work. Surrounded by her three youngest children, she combines – in an extremely spacious Haussmannian property – her professional and personal worlds. A welcoming setting, filled with a variety of materials and influences, where Claudia’s unconditional love for art and design is a thread that runs through everything.

Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Salon Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Salon Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn

Claudia, who are you? Can you introduce yourself?

Claudia

I am a globetrotter and a nomadic artist who began her life in Tromsø, Norway. I studied Fine Art in London and Glasgow. Between having my four children, I alternated between painting and interior design before embarking on the Maison Ravn adventure heart and soul!

Where are we here?

Claudia

We are at my home in my eclectic world, where everything is blended together. Work, pleasure, discussion, ideas and sharing.

What’s so special about this apartment?

Claudia

I’ve always liked having a workshop or a creative space close by me because I am always inspired and I often want to create in the night! So, when I arrived in Paris to settle down three years ago, I was dreaming of a typical Haussmann apartment. As I love having my children around, I’ve found one that’s big enough to accommodate both home and studio. So it’s a place that is always full of life.

Tell us about your brand, Maison Ravn. How did it all begin?

Claudia

Maison Ravn started quite simply because at one point I could no longer find any bags that inspired me. The “it bag” changes every two months and “true luxury” no longer exists. I wanted to create beautiful pieces. Unique pieces. Because every woman is unique! The first bags were real “haute couture” creations where I mixed antique fabrics with the most precious exotic leathers. And I took the time needed to make them. “True luxury”, that’s it. Nowadays we are a high-end leather goods company that is also becoming eco-responsible. We have launched a vegan collection. Our goal is to create beautiful objects that stand the test of time and are not “fashion” items.

Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Salon Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Chambre Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn

As I love having my children around, I've found one space that's big enough to accommodate both home and studio. So it's a place that is always full of life!

Salon Photographie Collection Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Salon Peinture Collection Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Salon Céramique Collection Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn

What makes Maison Ravn bags different?

Claudia

Each Maison Ravn bag is unique.

Which material do you most like to combine with the leather as decoration?

Claudia

I love blends, and I like contrasts between textures. So I combine everything. Crocodile with velvet, silk with python. But the materials are still noble.

What’s your current favourite colour?

Claudia

My colour – not just at the moment – is green. I love it

Painter, decorator, leather goods designer… You have led several creative lives. Where do you find your inspiration each day?

Claudia

I think that as long as you are an artist and creative, you can do anything! I’m inspired by everything. Travels, films, museums, all cultures and places where history can be found. A lot of my inspiration comes from my country too: Norway. I’m also susceptible to the details all around me, whether it’s in a pattern, a colour and of course nature!

Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Chambre Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Chambre Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old

And for this apartment, what was your intention?

Claudia

To make a warm and creative place, without pretension, where you feel good!

What is the story behind the pieces and paintings that we are finding while we are here?

Claudia

I collect! I love to hunt for bargains, to discover and bring back objects from every country I visit. Many of the paintings have come from other places, and have been with me for many years. It’s quite impossible for me to separate myself from certain things because they still have a sentimental value for me linked to an event, for instance.

Tell us about your future projects. Are you still doing construction work?

Claudia

I’m extremely fortunate to be able to do what I love, and in decoration too. Currently, I’m designing all the new lounges for Ladurée as well as some private building projects and a small hotel.

Can you give us your favourite addresses in your neighbourhood?

Claudia

I really like the Italian in my district (the 16th arrondissement of Paris) Giulio Rebellato and Le Brach for its cauliflower. I don’t have much else to recommend because I’m often on the move!

Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Claudia Ravnbo, <br> Liam 15, Joia 14 and Anders 21 years old
Maison Ravn Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Salon Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
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Atelier Maison Ravn Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn
Atelier Maison Ravn Appartement Paris Claudia Ravnbo Fondatrice Maison Ravn

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