Desplans was founded by Guillaume Dubois Orvelius and Albane Cartier-Bresson in 2015, bridging Paris and Stockholm. It was established on the recognition that there is a continuous creation of high-quality architectural drawings that are not widely accessible to the public, despite their significant artistic value.

Sketches, photographs, collages, and plans all unveil the abstract and stylized origins of the creative process, rather than its completed form. Curating these works is another way of bringing ideas to life, showcasing what has yet to be seen, and making it more accessible.

As a drawing publisher, Desplans provides the opportunity to purchase works by renowned architects like Rudy Ricciotti, Constance Guisset, Álvaro Siza, Asplund, Claude Parent, and Auguste Perret as certified limited editions.

In 2022, Desplans expanded its scope to include drawings by designers, artists, and luxury houses such as Hermès, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Chanel.

Desplans exhibited at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal during Paris Design Week in 2018 and collaborates with cultural institutions such as Villa Noailles, the Conran Shop, A’A’, the Design Museum Ghent, and several schools of architecture. In 2024, Desplans is a partner of the Claude Parent Prize with Jean Nouvel as jury director.


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