Aude Clément created Au Bain Marie in 1977 initiating the idea of concept stores with antiques and new table art collections such as tableware, embroidered linen and gastronomics books. These elements create a universe marrying cultural heritage and modernity through the art of entertaining.
After studying architecture at Beaux Art and them at Camondo School, Aude Clément became a journalist for prestigious magazines (Figaro magazine, Gault et Millau, Nouvel Economiste, Cosmopolitan , Lui etc...). At this time, she decided to design and edit the objets she needed to illustrate her articles. Her first store was created.
In 1987, she opened a 600m2 store located between the Hotel Crillon and Hermes where she featured artist like Cindy Sherman, Ettore Sottsass, Richard Meier, Franck Evennou, as well as the Memphis furniture collection, all these displayed with a remarkable selection of tableware.
Today, Au Bain Marie has two locations on Paris left bank : a gallery at 56 rue de l'université and a store at 59 boulevard Raspail near Sèvres Babylone and behind the Lutetia Palace.
After working as an engineer, César Clément sharing his mother passion, has joined her to develop and promote Au Bain Marie's collections in France and all over the world.