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Jean-Michel Wilmotte was born in Soissons in 1948. He is a graduate of Ecole Camondo in Paris. He became an architect, an urban planner and a successful designer. In…

Afra and Tobia Scarpa is a famous couple of Italian designers. Tobia was born in Venice in 1935 and is the son of Carlo Scarpa the no less famous architect. Afra Bianchin was born in 1937 in…

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…

The Massier dynasty started with Pierre Massier (1707-1748), a master potter in Vallauris, South of France. His grandsons Jacques (1806-1871) and Jerome (1820-1909)…

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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…
For the first time in the history of furniture, we are witnessing the creation of a decorative style (from 1661 to 1715) which was created in the image of its monarch. Under Louis XIV, the furniture…
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Material

Mastered for the first time by the Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck in the 15th century, oil painting is a process consisting of mixing the pigments of the paint in the oil during the preparation.…

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,…

Porcelain is a kind of ceramic that is distinguished by its material and its cooking temperature. In ceramics, there are two types of porcelain: soft porcelain and hard porcelain. Soft porcelain…

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