Fortune favours visionary thinkers. Such was the case for Colette Corbeil and her husband Raymond, who in 1973 sought to satisfy the appetite of Canadians seeking cutting-edge European-designed furniture as an alternative to American-styled furnishings.
Addressing this gap in the market resulted in the opening of Maison Corbeil in Montreal in 1982, stocking under one roof local brands that were influenced by global innovations and trends.
It seems the Corbeils exceeded their goal. In 2019, the brand expanded to the Home Société Group, which houses Maison Corbeil as well as other contemporary brands Must, Jardin de Ville, Ligne Roset, and other European lines, launching multiple stores across Quebec and Toronto, as well as a strong e-commerce platform.
Built on the pillars of innovation, creativity, and a commitment to exceptional design, Maison Corbeil celebrates five decades of refined furnishing by bringing back some of its iconic 1970s designs through the lens of Montreal-based photographers Leda & St.Jacques.
Leda & St.Jacques spotlight a collection of iconic pieces featuring models donning ’70s style fashion from brands Ligne Roset, Flou, Kartell, Conform, Cattelan Italia, Gamma, and Ethnicraft. “Like them, we strive to stand the test of time. Years of product design, conversation, and travel went into shaping the new Maison Corbeil identity you see today,” says Éric Corbeil, co-President at Home Société Group. “Good design never gets old.”
The Corbeil family are using the semi-centennial milestone to grow the brand, building bricks-and-mortar stores across Ontario, with a new Must store set to open in Mississauga at the end of the year, and new Home Société and Must locations in downtown Toronto in 2024.