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Maison Christofle came into existence in 1830 when Charles Christofle took over his father-in-law Hugues Calmette’s business. In 1832 he registered his own hallmark at the Garantie de Paris as a…

Murano glass floor lamp with golden spangles, brass base, bulb, circa 1970, Good condition

Alain Richard is a French designer born in 1926. In 1949 he graduated as head of the class from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. He joined one of his former teachers’studio, René…

<p> Born September 14, 1917 in Austria and died December 31, 2007, Ettore Sottsass is one of the major figures of the Italian creation of the post-war years Student, he studied architecture…

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Styles

The design of the 50's   During the war 39-45 the chemistry experienced a tremendous acceleration by the industrial development of new products whose research was still embryonic; This will upset the…
1889: the crowd that rushes to the great universal exhibition of Paris discovers, amazed, the Eiffel Tower. But in front of the iron lady, it is a certain Emile Gallé, already rewarded in 1878, who…
The creations released in the 70s were often created in the late 60s. The protest developed in the 1960s, pushes the 1970s into soft with the creation of soft seats and poufs surrounded by sweet pop…
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Material

The Christofle House was born in 1830 when Charles Christofle took over the business of his father-in-law, Hugues Calmette. In 1832, he deposited his punch of master to the guarantee of Paris as a…

The appearance of the first man-made glass objects was before 1500 BC, but it is from this date that containers are attested in both Mesopotamia and Egypt. Glass, remains a rare and precious…

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin known by men since the 4th millennium BCE. Originally mastered by the peoples of antiquity, it became the noble material of Greek sculpture and Chinese ritual…

Porcelain is a kind of ceramic that is distinguished by its material and its cooking temperature. In ceramics, there are two types of porcelain: soft porcelain and hard porcelain. Soft porcelain…

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