Didier Marien, who is recognised as one of the best experts and merchants in tapestries and rugs, has been an antique dealer for more than 30 years and an honourable member of the European Chamber of Expert-Conseil in Works of Art (CECOA).
In 1995, he purchased Boccara Gallery and has developed it into an outstanding gallery by building up a magnificent collection of modern tapestries designed by the greatest artists of modern time, such as Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia Delaunay, Alexandre Calder and Jean Lurçat, etc. In addition to its splendid collection of antique tapestries from the 17th to 19th Century, Boccara tapestry collection has become one of the most important collections in the world.
Boccara Design was launched in 2000, our clients can enjoy customising rugs ranging from designs, materials, a wide range of colours to designated dimensions. As the leader of his design team, Didier has expanded the collections of contemporary wool and silk rugs with avant-gardist designs, which provides an alternative perspective of rugs to collectors and decorators worldwide. On the other hand, Boccara has been collaborating with different famous artists or art foundations such as Albert Gleizes and JonOne for the artistic rug collection to transform their designs or painting into luxurious rugs in limited editions.
Handcrafted with the best traditional techniques and raw materials, every single rug from Boccara’s Design is the crystallization of craftsmanship and creativity.