Originally from the south of China, the Pak family left Hong Kong and sailed across half the planet. Via the Suez Canal, they reached Marseille after a 45-day voyage. This long journey by sea deeply influenced the company’s current manager who was then a child. Wholeheartedly keen on knowing more about other peoples and their cultures, as well as on collaborating with them, he would succeed his father and carry on developing the family’s art trade business.
The company’s founder, also the father of its current manager, opened the doors of his Parisian shop – named “Au Trésor d’Orient” – to art-related professionals and specialized in Chinese and Japanese objets d’art.
TresOrient has a collection of 26,000 different pieces of art, all personally selected and acquired by their owners – father and son. Some were made out of precious materials, some out of raw materials, and some others are rugs and carpets.
Our collection is much appreciated by art and interior design specialists. Therefore, part of our clientele consists of passionate expert collectors and art galleries. Our company plays a major part in all the market segments it got involved in – sculptures, raw materials (jade, malachite, lapis lazuli, zoisite, fossil mammoth ivory), oriental handwoven silk rugs, and hand-knotted rugs and carpets in Aubusson style.
Our rugs and tapestries finely dress fashion show stages, movie settings, along with private mansion, castle and loft interiors. Our clientele – interior architects and designers from Europe, the Middle East, Japan or the USA – values their quality.
TresOrient’s large catalog is made up of art pieces from the four corners of the world.
The raw materials like jade are mainly extracted from deposits located in Yukon (Canada), and mammoth ivory from the Siberian tundra. The sculptures directly come from various Chinese regions – Henan, Beijing, Jiangsu, and the south.
Created in collaboration with talented Chinese designers, the rugs and carpets are hand-knotted by local artisans, in workshops mainly located in Zhenping and Qingdao, well-known for their age-old weaving skills and tradition.
For the past few years, TresOrient has been involved in the repurchase of art pieces located in Europe by Chinese collectors.
Born in Hong Kong, Mr Pak came to Paris with all his family. There, he studied statistics and econometrics at Paris Dauphine and Paris Sorbonne Universities. Immersed in art from a very young age and for a significant time as a student at the Ecole du Louvre, he also acquired so much experience by observing and accompanying his father that he eventually succeeded him.
For many years, he travelled around the world (Russia, China, Japan, the Middle-East, Africa, the Americas) enriching and renewing the substantial family legacy with exquisitely special pieces. Today, this eclectic collection is made up of 26,000 art items.
In 2011, Mr Pak had the opportunity to join a scientific mission to the North Pole, as a mammoth ivory expert. The expedition aimed at analyzing an amazing discovery – a young and well-preserved wooly mammoth dubbed Yuka.