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Michel Ducaroy was born in 1925 in Lyon where he studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He comes from a family of industrialists producing contemporary furniture. At the age of…

<p>Born in 1954 in Salon de Provence, Gisèle Buthod-Garçon grew up on her parents' farm, in contact with nature and the land, to which she will always be close. The great peculiarity of…

Saint Louis Company was created in several steps. In 1586 the glassworks moved from Holbach, in the French region of Moselle, where it had settled, to Müntzthal.  In…

It all started with the genius of René Jules Lalique. He was an apprentice at Maison Aucoc and a pupil at Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, where he studied jewellery. He…

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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…
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…
France has known for ten years a craze for the Scandinavian design, and yet the interest for this design is not of yesterday From the interwar period the French are interested in the design of 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…
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Material

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'…

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…

Already used during ancient Greece to copy the bronze works, marble is one of the noble materials of sculpture. There are numerous marble deposits in Europe, as in Italy, where Carrara marble,…

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…

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