About us

A FRENCH FAMILY OWNED COMPANY, WHICH INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION HAS EXTENDED FROM PARIS TO NEW-YORK, FROM MOSCOW TO DUBAÏ...

FROM YESTERDAY...

 

Founded in 1928, Félix and his son André Houlès established the parent company, 18 rue Saint-Nicolas, in the heart of Paris, in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine area, the traditional district for upholsterers, interior designers and architects.

In the Thirties, Suzanne and Pierre Houlès will turn this French family business into a company with  international allure, and eventually transfer it to their children.  Today, the company is managed with great passion and enthusiasm by its president Philippe Houlès, who became enveloped in the world of decoration at an early age. 

Originally, wholesalers of upholstery supplies, Houlès has since developed its business to specialize in creating trimmings collections, and is now well-known as a worldwide leader.

...TO TODAY

 

Creator and designer of trimmings, decorative fabrics and hardware collections, all exclusive, high-end and sold to professionals all over the world, Houlès also sells upholstery supplies and accessories. 

Our clients are decoration stores, upholsterers, architects, interior designers and design offices, working on high-end residential projects (private homes and town houses), as well as contract projects (restaurants, luxury hotels) and public projects (museums, theaters, etc.). Houlès creations are often selected for the decoration of palaces and castles like le Château de Versailles, or Presidential Residences in France and abroad. The company also participates in many restoration works of prestigious historical monuments like the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.Over the years, thanks to its high-quality designs and service, Houlès has gained worldwide appeal. Thanks to its subsidiaries in Great-Britain, in the United States of America, in Italy, in Germany, and thanks to its broad network of commercial agents and distributors, Houlès is nowadays established in more than 160 countries, with 5 showrooms : Paris 2nd and 12th, Dubaï, New-York, London.

The Head Office is located in Noisy-sur-Ecole, near Fontainebleau, and the logistics platform of more than 10 000 sq. m is based in Saint-Etienne, historically the birth place of trimmings and ribbons industries. 

In addition to its international presence, Houlès participates to great international events like PARIS DECO OFF, BEL ETAGE, INTIRIO, DECORUM, HEIMTEXSUISSE, MUNICH STOFF FRÜHLING, or LONDON DESIGN WEEK. 

Always new high-end creations, expressions with historical accuracy,openness to current trends in decoration...and a strong presence worldwide...the Houlès story continues, with passion and  ambition, for the past 85 years.