Vintage-Inspired French Apartment Broom
Use your head.
For 60 years, Andrée Jardin has been making beautiful wood brushes in Brittany, France. Jardin’s husband, George-René Julio, was an apprentice to a brush-maker in Nantes and with his know-how, the pair opened up their factory in 1947. With the advent of plastic, traditional brush-making techniques fell by the wayside, so these brooms and dusters are some of the only high-quality options made in the old-school way—using horsehair and silk bristles, and sturdy wood handles. We love that they’ve maintained their traditional beauty while incorporating modern, whimsical design touches.
Photography by Rocky Luten
Details & Materials -
Beech wood with horse hair and synthetic bristles.
Broom head is 10.6"L x 6"H x 2" thick and handle is 51" L x 1.125" in diameter with 3" L leather loop for hanging
Care & Notes
Wash with hot, soapy water and rinse clean. Shake excess moisture off and air dry.
As the handle and brush head are not attached, some assembly is required. To assemble the broom, insert the handle (which is not threaded) firmly into the threaded opening on the broom head. When the handle goes no further, apply pressure and twist clockwise. The grooves in the broom head will mold to the broom handle and create a secure fit.
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