The French House has showrooms in York and London, and was first was established in 1994 on Micklegate, by father Stephen Hazell, and his son Marcus. They boast one of the largest ranges of French antiques in the UK, including a large selection of beds, mirrors, lights, tables – among many other treasures – ranging from the 17th to 20th Century. The stock is available to view in store at North Lane, Huntington York and Parsons Green, London and by appointment in their warehouses.
The family business began when property developer Stephen bought a holiday home in the Pyrenees, with a surplus of furniture, and entrepreneurial son Marcus saw a business opportunity. Marcus said “I bought an ex-post office van and set off, eyes alert for ‘brocante’ signs and iron baths (it was common for stately, 19th century tubs to finish up as a cattle water troughs) heading home when the little red shuttle was completely full, The French House in York was established and we were hooked, there would be no going back.”
Having worked as a student for the York shop on Micklegate when it first opened and later in London for 8 years, I’m delighted to be back supporting the family business with their PR and brand building. Allons-y!!
My work for the French House
I have been working on The French House’s PR, Marketing and brand building. A favourite with stylists and designers, ensuring that The French House products and brand get the coverage and acknowledgment they deserve.