Mad About Paris, Much more than a guide
Looking for a special souvenir, something off the beaten track? Got little children at home waiting for you to bring them a lovely present from Paris? Then Petit Pan will be a must for you: you’ll find lots of things made of lovely and colourful fabrics.
It’s always when you don’t expect it, that you have the best ideas. When Myriam de Loor, a Belgian textile designer, and Pan Gang, a Chinese kite designer, had their first son, they got a newborn’s ensemble that changed their life.
It came from China, was handmade by Gang’s mother, and it was so lovely that Myriam had what you can call an inspiration: “I loved the richness of the print”, she recalls, “small, sparkling, bold patterns and bright colours, just the way I like them. I was amazed by this comfortable and cosy outfit worn by children in faraway land.”
This was in 2003. Back then, the couple started to produce children clothes, bedspreads, little pillows, bags, dolls and even kites and lamps. They invented a whole universe .
Meanwhile, they have a handful of shops in Paris and a lot of points of sale around the world. When you walk into one of their little shops, you have the impression of entering another universe, a land full of poetry, colours, and butterflies – a land of lightness. Everything seems to be made with love. May be you’ll leave with a tiny little pillow. May be with a newborn’s ensemble that could change your life.