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Born in 1902 in Copenhagen, Arne Jacobsen remains today in the collective memory as one of the most famous designers of the Danish functionalist trend. Student, he goes through the Royal Academy…

Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) was a famous French interior designer part of the Art Deco and Modernism movements. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, together with his twin brother…

Maison Charles was founded in 1908 when Ernest Charles bought out Maison Ullmann, a bronze ornaments company. It specialized in lighting which soon became its main production. In 1920 Emile…

The 50's are a rich creation and discovery period for contemporary ceramics. Accolay factory will be a key player in this rich production.
It is a period of research where techniques are…

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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

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…

Brass unleashes the passions: decorations of tables, candlesticks, jewels, mirrors, chandeliers or wall lamps ... From its warm, golden or rosy reflections, brass has accompanied us since…

As its name does not indicate, the crystal is a glass, that is to say a non-crystalline solid, rich in lead, whose mass concentration must be between 40% and 24% to be entitled to the "Crystal'…

History : The translation of Chinese authors of the 3rd century of our era reports its use from the end of the third millennium BC. It is worth noting that the art of…

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