From palm to high-end lighting

Lamp production in Bali Lamp production in Bali

All our lamps are 100% craftmanship, thereby each of them is unique. Bazar Bizar takes care of the entire production process: from production all the way to delivery. The brand pays particular attention to good working conditions, high-quality finishing and guarantee fair wages for their workers.

We place an order with a local supplier, who is in charge of the complete order. He allocates the order among the various subcontractors, which are in most cases his family, friends and acquaintances.

In the production of our lamps mainly raffia and rattan palm are used. After harvesting, these are dried, cured in an oil bath, bleached and deglazed (to remove silicified epidermis and fumigation).

The supplier is responsible for the punctual delivery and quality of the products. Furthermore, he also owns a large storage facility for collecting, storing and finishing the products.

Our team carries out the final inspection for each product on the site, which gives them the chance to fine-tune the products.

Every item offered by Bazar Bizar is both ecological and fair trade, which we intend to keep that way in the future.

Meet Pascale, the founder of Bazar Bizar

Pascale and Anthony in Bali

In honor of International Women’s Day, we interviewed our founder Pascale Pelsmaekers.

What is your professional background?
I’ve been working as a model for more than 30 year.

Where did the idea to start Bazar Bizar come from?
My husband had some restaurants in the past. I helped him with the decoration and people liked the things we’ve had in the restaurant. So they started to ask where I bought these and wanted some advice and inspiration for their home or business. We travel a lot, and we came by the idea to open a shop in the restaurant. People had to pass my shop to go to the bathroom. So that was a big winner.

When my husband sold his business, he wanted to start a new life and tried to help me with Bazar Bizar. So he came up by the idea to do the fair in Paris and wanted to know if we can grow and make both our living.

It was a hit from the first minutes we arrived.

I would recommend this decision for everyone!

What does Bazar Bizar mean to you?
My passion

Is it essential for you to be your own boss?
Yes … I’ve always worked as an independent, and I come from a family of entrepreneurs.

Do you have a message for women with a keen interest for entrepreneurship?
Find your passion, Follow your dreams and begin your adventure.

“Be prepared to work hard and sacrifice and above all … never give up!” ~ Pascale