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Born in 1902 in Copenhagen, Arne Jacobsen remains today in the collective memory as one of the most famous designers of the Danish functionalist trend. Student, he goes through the Royal Academy…

<p> Jacques Blin is a French ceramist of the 20th century. His style is characterized by the presence of illustrations of birds, animals and scenes of everyday life. </p><p>…

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…

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…

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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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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