Other collection, other collector

A different type of collection, a different collector

An email requesting a machine restoration followed up by a quick phone call was enough to get my attention and make me drive to the Luberon, a beautiful region of Provence located an hour away from Marseille. It turned out to be an exciting and enjoyable meeting where I had the opportunity to discover an incredible collection owned by a very unique collector.

David L is used to deal and collect unusual industrial objects, including radios, lamps, big projectors and, most recently, stoves. His massive and impressive stove collection rendered him a few articles in trendy decoration magazines and even a 5 minutes TV spot in the very popular French morning news program Telematin. I´m not a professional in this field, but I will try to tell you what I had discovered that day.

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I was not equiped to do a photo shoot in his warehouse where he stores more than 200 old wood and coal stoves. Each of them is more beautiful than the other. For me, it was like a revelation, as a door that opens to a world that I didn´t  know that existed before. Therefore, my excitement to discover an industry with plenty of imagination. Every creation is finely crafted and richly decorated that might take the form of a US building U.S., an English mansion, a radio, the front part of an American car.

One of my favorites is this splendid Salamander.

Vintage french stoves David Lasseron

A few other


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The collector’s favorite

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It should be a shame not to bring a few shots of the splendid radio.

David Lasseron vintage radio collection. Collection radio vintage

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Nothing to see with my usual Zenith, but he saw I was falling in love for this other splendid one. He will make gift, many thanks again David.



And as if necessary, a link with our passion, man loving beautiful things, this object found at a flea market 😉

Machine à café Atomic Atomic coffee machine

To extend the visit I highly recommend a walk on his website: http://vintagefrenchstoves.com/index.html


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