about us

Our Concept.

Limited edition, hand-made products, decorated with our famous Drôles de Dames faces and details. Seeking for the highest quality, to create your new set of essential products while still being that conversation starter piece.

Our products are made for design lovers, who appreciate the small business and slow design aspect of our brand. Understanding that value comes from knowing the piece held between your hands has been thought through and carefully crafted through a long design process of mood-boards, sketching, conceptualising, experimenting and our main ingredient: love & passion.

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The Human Behind.

Hey! My name is Salma Aitali, and I am the human behind The Drôles de Dames. I am an architect, and graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture in 2021. :)

And if you were looking for an original, inspirational story of how it all started, well I am sorry to disappoint you. I am another person who started a business when COVID 19 hit us all, and the time on our hands got tripled. 



The Drôles de Dames was born in April 2020, when I decided to leave my job to make the most out of my time spent home. It was the perfect occasion to materialise my vision of design through the creation of unique products. 

To begin with, paintings and drawings were the mediums the Drôles de Dames choose to manifest themselves. Later on, I started seeing them on all surfaces: virtual or real, tableware, clothes, tote bags, candles... Only a small percentage of these have made it so far – but do expect them to overtake all your daily essentials. 



I am now back to balancing a full time architecture job and my small business which isn't easy, but thanks to you, my amazing community, I am more and more excited to grow this into what could one day become my Multidisciplinary Design Studio.

Now based in London, but soon taking over the world.

Thank you for joining and supporting me in this crazy adventure!

bisou bisou,