Meghann Beun, Founder of CANUSE, represents PERRINE in Belgium.
Meghann, can you introduce yourself?
I am Meghann Beun, a linguist by training, but passionate about interior design and especially the beauty of materials. My first job was Export Manager for a weaving factory in Belgium. I founded my agency out of the idealism of representing honest brands, focused on materials, and out of the conviction of being able to assist high-end interior designers in their search for niche products.
I remember when I met the Studio PERRINE team at a trade show. I already represented a few brands, but I had never seen creations like those of Perrine Rousseau. I fell in love straight away. I have been at the head of Canuse for 6 years now, and only represent brands that I really care about.
In the meantime, I have become the mother of 3 girls who are growing up in the world of textiles, it's wonderful to see that they already have an affinity with the quality of fabrics. I find it important that young people come into contact with high-level craftsmanship and know-how.
If you had to choose 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?
Dedicated: For my suppliers and for my clients, I try to be the best agent possible. It is only by maintaining great concentration that I can achieve my results effectively.
Passionate: Canuse is the translation of my passion for beautiful products, so I am very proud to be able to present these brands that touch me to my customers.
Lonely : Even though everyone finds me very sociable, I love working alone. It suits my pace and my approach to work.
Tell us about your first textile memory?
When we were young, our neighbors were an elderly couple who we almost considered our grandparents.
This woman made Belgian lace and we were so fascinated by the pace at which she juggled the piece of wood to create the lace that we sat watching her work for hours with my sister.
She later gave us a lesson, but the habit was so ingrained in her fingers that she was probably frustrated seeing us struggle.
What subject inspires you the most? And what is your favorite association?
My favorite material is silk , it is unbeatable.
It is elegant, delicate and luminous. Combined with linen it becomes even more interesting.
It's funny when you think about it; dress codes at the time were to keep silk for the upper classes and linen for the less well-off. A fabric that combines these two fibers is a symbolic message.
What is your favorite PERRINE product?
TASSAR and AXEL fabrics have always been my favorites. These favorite references are for me the signatures of PERRINE.