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Philippe Starck was born in Paris in 1949. He is a product designer, furniture designer and interior designer. He began his career as a designer, working for Pierre Cardin. In France, in 1983,…

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…

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…

<p> Born in 1930, of Italian nationality, he studied architecture, painting and sculpture. He began in 1951 to practice informal art and exhibited with Fontana, Munari (among others). In…

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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…
Born of imposing concrete buildings, Brutalism extends over the years to design and art. A  world where raw materials are expressed through clean lines and geometric shapes.  Born to be concrete…
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…

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,…

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…

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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