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The soul of an artist, the hand of a craftsman

Each piece of jewellery made by the House of Goossens is anchored in a heritage, a savoir-faire and a style. In the image of its founder, Robert Goossens, every creation is of a daring modernity, at the frontier between art and goldsmithery. From the legendary complicity between Robert Goossensand Gabrielle Chanel continues a couture and creative spirit, a desire to play with the codes of the precious and to constantly push the limits of creativity, through an unexpected mix of shapes and materials, through the association of both noble and raw materials. Made by hand, hammered, patinated, embellished with exceptional stones in subtle nuances, every Goossensjewel is unique, just like the woman who wears it.

The Goossens House, with its heritage and know-how as a fashion designer, has given its own line a unique character. Its spectacular and sculptural couture jewelry is aimed at a woman with an assertive style, who cultivates her originality and difference.

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Since the end of the 1950s the House of Goossens has been extending its savoir-faire as a costume jewellery and accessory maker into the world of “jewels for spaces”: chandeliers, mirrors, lamps and other decorative objects.​

Once again, it was Gabrielle Chanel who suggested that Robert Goossens enlarge his field of expression. During a discussion in her famous apartment located on the rue Cambon, she asked him to think of an object that could be added to a rock crystal globe originating from a chandelier. The goldsmith made her a pedestal to support the stone: a trio of golden lions, representing the designer’s zodiac sign and a powerful symbol at the House of CHANEL. He went on to create other elements for her such as the waterlily pedestal table and the table with a wheat sheaf base, both of which are still present in the apartment. ​

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