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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,…

The 50's are a rich creation and discovery period for contemporary ceramics. Accolay factory will be a key player in this rich production.
It is a period of research where techniques are…

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

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…

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…

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…

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