1858

1858

Isidore Louis Drevelle (1st generation) sells furnishing & interior design materials. We are in Rue Royale at Fontenay-le-Comte.

1880

1880

Louis Napléon Daubray (1st generation) expands his iron foundry from Paris to Cognac in the Charente.

1920

1920

Albert Daubray, Christian Thierry Drevelle’s maternal grandfather, is now a graduate from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He sets up, with success, as an interior designer.

1927

1927

The architect René Berger contacts Albert Daubray (2nd generation) and asks him to contribute to the design of a new cabaret, today famous throughout the world, The Lido.

1931

1931

Albert Daubray (2nd generation) dies aged 35. Sadly, his experience with Rulhmann was all to short. He left behind many unfulfilled designs and projects.

1932

1932

In another corner of Paris, Charles François-Drevelle (2nd generation) carries out his work as an interior designer. Soon after, he leaves France for Morocco.

1949

1949

Jean-Marie Daubray, master carpenter, and Charles Drevelle, interior designer, (3rd generation) set up business together in Cognac where they produce and restore furniture throughout the 50s. They had met in Paris in a restoration workshop, rue de Varennes.

1968

1968

L’atelier Drevelle & Daubray has acquired an excellent reputation. It is engaged to decorate, and to restore the furniture, of the Hotel Maine Brun, a luxury hotel complex very sought-after in the 70s. Work on this prestigious site was to last 6 years.

1971

1971

Christian Thierry Drevelle joins his father and his uncle at the Atelier Drevelle & Daubray as an apprentice.