The dining room at L'Avenue at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Photo: Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue

Valentin Goux

The next generation to lead Rinck is launching a new furniture collection ahead of the famed French design atelier's upcoming 180th anniversary
Valentin Goux. Photo: Gaspard Hermach/Rinck

Taking the helm of a family business always comes with a heavy mantle, but in the case of Valentin Goux, assuming leadership of the French design and fabrication house Rinck comes with a history dating to Napoléon III. This year, he’ll take the reins and has big plans for the house, starting with the launch of a limited-edition furniture collection, its first in 50 years.

He’s also recently executed projects such as paneling for L’Avenue in Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship for Philippe Starck. And when Versailles needs repairs, Rinck gets the call.

Detail of Rinck’s Félicité Collection Console Table which includes an ornamental mirror disc. Photo: Augustin de Valence/Rinck

Sense of history: “Next year will mark Rinck’s 180th anniversary. We still sketch everything and keep a record of all the drawings.”

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Higher calling: “We are designing the new altar for Saint-Eustache church in Paris. The altar, while of contemporary design, will incorporate an 18th-century brocade made of pearl embroidery.”

The dining room at L’Avenue at Saks Fifth Avenue. Photo: Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.

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