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Maison Charles was founded in 1908 when Ernest Charles bought out Maison Ullmann, a bronze ornaments company. It specialized in lighting which soon became its main production. In 1920 Emile…

Gino Sarfatti was born in Venice in 1912 in a well-off family. His first interest was for aeronautics but his father’s shipping company bankruptcy in 1935 made him follow another path. In 1939 he…

Mathieu Mategot was born in Hungary and settled in France when he was nineteen. He worked at the Galeries Lafayette then was hired by a furniture editor in 1933. One of…

Diplômé de l’Ecole Boulle en design et de l’ENSAD de Paris en 1960, Olivier Mourgue est un des designers français les plus connus de sa génération notamment grâce à 2001 l’Odyssée de l’Espace paru…

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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

The Christofle House was born in 1830 when Charles Christofle took over the business of his father-in-law, Hugues Calmette. In 1832, he deposited his punch of master to the guarantee of Paris as a…

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…

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…

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…

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