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Pierre Paulin was born in 1927 and graduated from Camondo School. He joined Marcel Gascoin’s workshop in 1953, then travels with his brother to Scandinavia, searching for user-friendly design. He…

In the 18th century, Metz Bishop, Monseigneur de Montmorency-Laval, invited Sainte-Anne glass makers to settle in Baccarat, a town in Lorraine. The factory opened on October 16th…

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…

<p>Unequaled jeweler of Art Nouveau, René Lalique imposes himself by his style and his know-how at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. He is undoubtedly one of its stars. Among her clients is…

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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…
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…
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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…

As its name does not indicate, the crystal is a glass, that is to say a non-crystalline solid, rich in lead, whose mass concentration must be between 40% and 24% to be entitled to the "Crystal'…

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…

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,…

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