It all started in 1982
We at Hachem drew inspiration from the atmosphere in artist studios to redesign our stores. We are not just suppliers of art materials; we are the premier destination that leads to an exhilarating experience worthy of the fine arts. We aim to recreate the spirit and imagination found in places where artistic roots are sown.
Because at Hachem, we believe art has no boundaries.
At Hachem, we promote art through an incomparable artistic experience and by offering exceptional products that stimulate your artistic senses.
It is our vision to mobilize artists so that they continue to create works that inspire emotion.
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A story of passion
Plateau Mont Royal
Hachem opens the doors to the first boutique. Encadrements des Cèdres opens in Pleateau Mont-Royal.
The Hachem family magically transformed a local retail space in Mont-Royal to a boutique where art is at the centre of everything.
This led the way to the opening of several other family stores throughout the province.
A second Cedars Framing boutique opens its doors in Montreal's Mercier East neighborhood. The Hachem family is gradually growing. The company is investing more in the field of art by providing their valuable clientele with an abundant variety of art materials and choice of frames. At Cedar Framing, there are now thousands of products to meet the demand of any artist; from the most broken to the most conservative, from the apprentice to the professional!
A strong demand for the opening of an Encadrements des Cèdres store in Lanaudière was the motivation for the creation of a third branch, located in Mascouche. This enables a new clientele to discover the exceptional customer service provided by the Hachem family, who are happy to offer you a gourmet coffee and help you choose the best art material to suit your needs.
Encadrements des Cèdres expands its horizons by opening a branch in the Laurentians, in Saint-Jérôme. This department store allows residents to choose from among the widest selection of art products ever offered by the Hachem family. This new Encadrements des Cèdres store also becomes an important meeting place for several artists from the North Shore region.
Encadrements des Cèdres, the former name of Hachem, opens a fifth store in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. Citizens of the South Shore can finally count on the exceptional service and creatively stimulating artistic products and events offered by the Hachem family.
Encadrements des Cèdres keeps expanding with the opening of its fifth boutique in St-Bruno-de-Montarville! With a firm footing on the South Shore of Montreal, the company has the opportunity to reach a new clientele in a region in full expansion. The Hachem family's work is constantly evolving. Their motto? To offer more to their customers while providing them with unparalleled service!
In the summer of 2014, Encadrement des Cèdres changed its name to Hachem, honouring the family name of its founder. This new corporate identity is introduced at the same time as the opening of a branch in the heart of Laval. At the same time, a new concept is created: the Hachem space. Artistic courses and workshops are offered, as well as vernissages and painting sessions. This innovation space forms part of the quality services and products already offered by Hachem.
A seventh Hachem store opened its doors in Vaudreuil-Dorion in September 2015. This store provides a unique space for the exhibition of artistic works within the store. What better way for artists to be inspired! The store highlights the works of the famous Quebec visual artist Rock Therrien is in the spotlight.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
- Vincent Van Gogh