Atelier Saint Germain


Launched in 2014, NOBILIS’ Atelier Saint-Germain studio collection includes designs at very attractive prices. This range of new generation fabrics are marked by a contemporary and coloured atmosphere intended for upholstery and curtains.


Creation of NOBILIS

In 1928, Adolphe HALARD creates the family NOBILIS company by opening a store of wallpapers at the 29 of the Bonaparte street, just a step away from the Beaux-Arts school.


Meeting with Suzanne FONTAN

Suzanne FONTAN was a window dresser in Galleries Lafayette, before the war. It is in 1939 that Adolphe HALARD sees her dressing the shop window and goes in to meet her. Suzanne was responsible for creating all the charming printed, delicate ,floral fabrics in pastel tones. She gave them poetic names, giving NOBILIS notability after the war: “Allons voir si la rose”, “Bouquet à deux sous”, “Demoiselle, “les fées” “Mélisande”, Mignonne, Voici l’avril”, “Pécher mignon”, Pucelle”, “Sousou”.


First fabric collections & export begin

It is around 1952, that NOBILIS extends its activity into wallpaper. The simultaneous edition of wallpapers and fabrics, often coordinated, made it possible to begin exporting. Firstly to the United States, then to Great Britain, then to Belgium and Switzerland ; without ever going through wholesalers but always through decorators and architects.


Establishment of NOBILIS subsidiaries abroad

From 1980, NOBILIS accelerates its international commercial development by opening subsidiaries in European countries, the United States and the Middle East.


A “french way of life”

NOBILIS spreads its creation in a logic of global decoration. Nobilis launches a collection of furniture, developed in the studio or stemming from collaborations with creators such as Jean-Michel WILMOTTE, Eric SCHMITT and Christian LIAIGRE.<br>In 1994, NOBILIS launches a collection of tableware with renowned company APILCO-YVES DESHOULIERES, famous for Porcelaine de Limoges, to create 2 porcelaine diner services.


First big rug collection

NOBILIS expands its collection by launching in 2011 a wide range of carpets. Tufted, woven, knotted … all weaving techniques are explored to express the creativity of the House. A “”tailor-made”” creation service accompanies this launch to meet the most demanding requests by adapting colours and / or dimensions of carpets.


Birth of Atelier Saint-Germain

To make it’s collections more accessible, NOBILIS launches in 2014, Atelier Saint-Germain, which gathers contemporary creations together at competitive prices.


90 years!

NOBILIS celebrates 90 years of creation, passion and know-how!


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