Fashion

Behind the Scenes at Want les Essentiels de la Vie

The Want les Essentiels de la Vie logo on the office wall.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie invited Coggles over to their Head Office for us to see their workspace and meet the people behind the brand.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie was born from the need for a luxurious yet practical accessories for everyday life, that are anything but everyday products. Always with technology in mind, each piece moulds into modern day life to ensure your essentials are always secure.

We sent the Montreal constituent of Coggles to the WANT Head Office armed with a DSLR to capture their workspace in order to invite you in…

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is located on Rue Chabanel, an industrial warehouse lined street in the heart of Montreal’s fashion district, surrounded by several hundred other companies.

Head Office is hidden in a lonely concrete hallway behind a grey and uninspiring door; the entrance to an unexpected cavern of creativity and interest. The vacuous open, warehouse floor is divided in to ‘suites’ where designers share the space working harmoniously under one roof.

Nestled in a corner, with just a stud wall as the only division there is a small space that completely encapsulates the essence of WANT. Inspiration, intrigue and product adorn every shelf, table top and ledge. The space feels welcoming and familiar within such a vast building.

A long rectangular table stands central within the room,shelves and drawers line the walls. At the back, facing the windows on the opposite side, resides the desk. Papers, clippings and personal affects cover the surface. The WANT Head Office mirrors their designs mantras, a functional and inspirational creative hub.

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A selection of wallets at the Want les Essentiels de la Vie head office.

A selection of stationary at the Want les Essentiels de la Vie head office.

A selection of books at the Want les Essentiels de la Vie head office.

A selection of boxes at the Want les Essentiels de la Vie head office.

A selection of books and boxes at the Want les Essentiels de la Vie head office.

A selection of Want les Essentiels de la Vie bags inside the head office.

Words and images by Ashleigh Cowell



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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