Like you, we are passionate about interior design, the history of designer furniture, materials and shapes.
Like you, we love nuances and details, different time periods and audacious interiors with genuine personalities.
The Socialite Family collection reflects this taste for the eclectic.By eliminating intermediaries, we are able to offer high quality products at fair prices.We love artisanal savoir-faire and materials.
Versatile, timeless and elegant pieces of furniture.Inspired by you, for you.
Who are we?
A media presence & a brand
The Socialite Family is the first online media presence dedicated to the decoration and lifestyle of contemporary, urban and connected families.
Each week, get to know this new generation of parents as you explore their inspiring interiors. Meet today's creative people and entrepreneurs. A cavalcade of amazing worlds that will fire your imagination and give you good ideas.
In May 2017, The Socialite Family launched its own decoration brand. Working with its own in-house design studio, The Socialite Family creates and develops its own collections, from furniture to decorative accessories to lighting. Pieces inspired by you, for you.
Founder and Artistic Director
Constance Gennari, a children's fashion journalist and, later, an art buyer for an advertising agency, founded The Socialite Family in 2013. As a mother of two children, she carefully observed the changing lifestyles of a new generation of parents. With her camera and notebook in hand, Constance decided to meet these contemporary families and offer her readers "a sample of smart and cool families".
Italian like her father, eternally elegant and always immaculately dressed, Constance Gennari shares her products with passion. In Milan, the cradle of design, she was inspired by and developed her taste for opaline, brass and striated wood. Gino Sarfatti and Carlo Mollino shaped her imagination, and her mother, an artist, took her to the Parisian auction houses and flea markets at a very early age. A theatrical personality who fervently collects and educates Constance's eye, this ideal of elegance and the importance of savoir-faire runs through the whole of The Socialite Family collection.
With these inspiring face-to-face encounters through the media, her taste for decor, materials and forms, Constance designs pieces of furniture, lighting and decorative accessories, which she develops with the talent of The Socialite Family's Creative Studio. Quality products, timeless, elegant, based on genuine expertise, all at a fair price, without intermediaries and without resellers.
" In the Socialite family, there is, above all, the Mamma! The one who cooked for the four of us, her children, but above all the one who involved us in her mad passion! From the furniture found in the street downstairs at night, to the excitement of antiques auctions, to the chill of the flea markets on winter days. Our Mamma, took us, my brother Paolo, my sister Letizia and me, to explore that special world, with the constant quest for the singular and beautiful as its leitmotiv. I remember the hours we spent waiting for her in the aisles between the stalls, dressed in our double-breasted coats and our English Start-Rite shoes. We were always very chic, and kept warm as we played for hours on end in the chill wind. These images come back to me and scroll through my head. These memories of her, seeing her collecting different styles, and explaining how to recognise hand-made work and an era: an Empire Style bed one day, crystal glasses the next, and, on another, antique rugs. We must not forget Antonio, the father of the family, always dressed to the nines, and in search of a good deal, in love with women and love. And the Nonna, our grandmother, a seamstress, ready to make us our most eccentric and exotic ballgowns! In my family, there have always been grand dinners, elegant tables set with antique dishes, colourful glasses and silver cutlery, with children dressed up and playing hide-and-seek under the embroidered tablecloths. The stuff of which memories are made: elegant furniture with baroque music in the background. So theatrical!
Cara famiglia, I cherish your independence of mind and your imagination which have given me my passion for materials, beauty, elegant lines, colours and above all design.“
The Socialite Family Team
Behind The Socialite Family are Constance Gennari (Founder & Artistic Director) and Marianne Gosset (Co-Founder, Executive Director), a complementary founding partner, surrounded by a passionate team of about fifteen people.
How are we different? This is a brand where everything is developed internally. From product to content. For months, our Creative Studio has been dedicated to thinking through the smallest details of the object you will soon have in your hands. From its material to its finish and the choice of craftsmen, every aspect is designed to offer you a timeless piece.
To be ever closer to you, we have chosen to set up our offices next to our shop at 12, rue Saint-Fiacre in Paris, in the 2nd arrondissement. A proximity that allows us to extend, in reality this time, the relationship we have had with you for six years now.