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Albert Thiry, a renowned French ceramist of the 1950s, is often associated with his famous vases and utilitarian pieces, but few are familiar with his sculptures. Among these is a particularly remarkable work: “Guerrier”, made in chamotte clay, with engraved decoration and thick white enamel, dated…
Pierre Sabatier, an extraordinary sculptor An artist on the bangs of any commercial circuit and little known to the general public, Pierre Sabatier has devoted his life to building a monumental body of work in keeping with the major artistic trends of the 30 glorious years. As a member of the "…
Gaetano Pesce's work has played a significant role in my artistic and emotional development. I discovered him in 1996 through his exhibition "Le temps des questions" at the Centre Pompidou. This belongs to a generation of exhibitions fundamental to my awakening to contemporary art and design ("Hors…
Let's discover two key figures in French artistic history: Mathieu-Meusnier, the sculptor, and Sarah Bernhardt, the legendary actress. Their lives and works left an indelible mark on the cultural scene of the 19th century. Through their talents and collaborations, they shaped the artistic landscape…
In the vibrant world of Brazilian contemporary art, artist Kennedy Bahia shines with her singular talent in textile art, notably through her dazzling tapestries. A native of Salvador, Bahia, Kennedy Bahia has captured the hearts of art lovers the world over with her dynamic, colorful works,…
Design is often a reflection of the culture and innovation of an era, and Oscar Niemeyer's Alta Lounge Chair is no exception. Designed by the illustrious Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, this armchair embodies the very essence of modernism and artistic audacity. Oscar Niemeyer: A Legend of…
In the world of fashion and art, it is not uncommon for two creative worlds to come together to give birth to something extraordinary. This fusion is often the catalyst for a new era of expression and innovation. It is in this spirit that the dress painted by Robert Combas for Jean-Charles de…
Émile Gallé (1846-1904) is a multi-talented artist, glassmaker, ceramist and cabinetmaker. He was one of the main actors in the revival of decorative arts at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries as well as the one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau in France, playing a primordial…
In the world of design, some objects transcend their utilitarian function to become true works of art. Such is the case with the magnificent armchair designed by Jean Marais in tribute to his friend and mentor, the legendary Jean Cocteau. A testament to affection and creativity fused in an iconic…
1966 saw the emergence of the S ring by craftsman Jean Vendome, who then extended the range to include a bracelet, a necklace, a pair of ear clips, and finally the Double S ring. With its "architectural" aesthetic, this ring draws its inspiration from the shape of the son-counter, and is available…
Founded in the hills of Naples, the Royal Manufactory of Capodimonte stands like an artistic jewel, witness to the history and artistic refinement of Italy. Founded in the 18th century, the factory has stood the test of time, preserving its heritage while continuing to inspire art lovers the world…
The Directoire Style, emerging as a transition between the splendor of the Louis XVI Style and the opulence of the Empire, is part of a pivotal period covering the Revolution (1789-1792), the Convention (1792-1795), the Directory (1795-1799) and the Consulate (1799-1804). The year 1791 saw the…
Armand Petersen (1891-1968) was born in Switzerland, where he studied sculpture. Like many other artists, he developed his art in Paris. His passion, integrity and aesthetic sense propelled him forward, placing him among the most renowned animal sculptors. In 1924, he joined the group of Pompon…
The Camaleonda sofa has transcended trends to become a true timeless classic. Designed in the 1970s, this modular sofa has made itself desirable among design enthusiasts for decades. Today, it is making a comeback in modern interiors, offering a unique combination of comfort, versatility and…
Renowned for their elegance and sophistication, Venetian mirrors have a fascinating history that dates back centuries. Created by Venetian master glassmakers whose skills have been passed down from generation to generation, these exceptional pieces of craftsmanship have an history closely linked to…
Renowned for its elegance all over the world, Italian design has given birth to many icons. Among them, the Medea armchair by Vittorio Nobili occupies a prominent place. Created in the 1950s, it embodies the modern and functional aesthetic that characterizes this period. Known for his minimalist…
Hans Hollein was born in 1934 in Vienna, Austria. He is one of the best-known representatives of post-modernism. His creations cover many fields, architecture, design, town planning… He likes to confuse these disciplines. For Hollein "Everything is architecture", it conditions the physical and…
Joe Colombo (1930-1971) took his first steps into the world of creation as a painter at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. He will join the current of Arte Nucleare, oscillating between fear and fascination for this new form of energy. In his works from this period, we can already observe a…
The Louis XV style The 18th century marks the golden age of French and European furniture The Louis XIV, Regency, Louis XV, Transition and Louis XVI styles have all, as much as the others, marked an evolution in the history of furniture. Louis XV style stands out for its hitherto unseen elegance…
Famous for its transparency, its unity and its sculptural approach, the Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia was created in 1952. Let's take a look at this design icon, of astonishing modernity... The Diamond Chair is the result of a carte blanche given to Harry Bertoia by Florence and Hans Knoll who…
The Brazil Modernist gallery celebrates 100 years of Geraldo de Barros, Brazilian artist, photographer and designer who pushed the limits of artistic creation. As a furniture designer, he has created timeless pieces that reflect the simplicity and functionality of the Concrete aesthetic. His…
Passionate about the "arts du feu", this technique bringing together three vital elements, earth, water and fire, Laurence Vauclair talks to us today about one of the French jewels, the Manufacture de Sèvres and highlights one of his works, “Children with a cornet” by Jean-Denis Larue…   Let us …
Michael Thonet (1796-1871), Well known for his bentwood furniture, whose simplicity will influence later designers Michael Thonet is the founder of a family business and pioneer in the industrial manufacture of furniture He created with his five sons a furniture empire in a few decades Thonet is…
Let's discover a little known universe but which is nevertheless everywhere around us, that of door handles. Jean-Pierre and Monique Jankovsky have made it their specialty for 20 years and their stand has become a must at Paul Bert Serpette. Overflowing with these little treasures, they open the…
Collector and decorator, Céline Faraud Luzu offers a first installation at the Pradier-Jeauneau gallery Between December 02 and 18, we will be able to discover her universe, a warm atmosphere, a subtle balance between design and craftsmanship, signed pieces and antique furniture with care,…