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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…

Pierre Paulin was born in 1927 and graduated from Camondo School. He joined Marcel Gascoin’s workshop in 1953, then travels with his brother to Scandinavia, searching for user-friendly design. He…

Pierre Guariche was born in Paris in 1926 and graduated from Arts Décoratifs School in 1949. He started off as a trainee at Marcel Gascoin’s where he met Pierre Paulin. He developed a friendship…

Born in a bourgeois family he disliked, Jacques Ruelland was a graduate from the school of Beaux-Arts in Paris in the late 1940s. In 1950, he and his wife Danielle…

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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…

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…

God created man from clay : « Yahweh God fashioned man of dust from the soil ». (GN 2,7)

Man would be defined, at least biblically, a being linked not only to Earth, but to the earth as a…

There are two types of faience. The first is the stanniferous earthenware or majolica, clay-baked earth covered with a tin-based glaze giving it a white and glossy appearance. The second is the…

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