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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,…

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…

Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918. Castiglioni is the name of three brothers with whom Achille will realize his first creations as a designer and interior designer. Achille Castiglioni…

<p> 1795-1875 </p><p> Hardly classifiable - at once classic, naturalistic and romantic - Barye is distinguished by his ability to &quot;express movement&quot;. His…

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Styles

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…
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…
The Second Empire style or Napoleon III style is marked by a return to luxury and the taste of luxury. It is inspired by the richest influences of furniture, especially those of Louis XV and Louis…
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…
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Material

The earthenware factory of Choisy-le-Roi was created in 1805 by Valentin, Melchior and Nicolas Paillart on 10 acres of the old Royal Domain. In 1808 it focused on fine earthenware production with…

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…

Sarreguemines earthenware factory was set up in 1790 by two brothers, Nicolas and Augustin Jacoby, associated with Joseph Fabry, in the Blies watermill. Their economic…

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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