Two's company— New York


Husband-and-wife team Martine and Prosper Assouline have built their luxury publishing house by doing what feels natural. Since starting in their Paris apartment nearly 20 years ago, Assouline is now a US-based market leader.

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Founding and running a global business with your husband may sound like a recipe for disaster but for Martine Assouline – who started her eponymously named publishing house with her husband Prosper in 1994 – it’s clearly worked. “We’re always together – just like two books on a shelf,” she says, from the company’s headquarters in New York’s Chelsea. “There’s no real separation between our work and our life. We’re together, so we can make very fast decisions and it’s great that we share is a common taste.”

Martine looks like the archetype of a chic…


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