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Makers/Designers/Artists

Maison Christofle came into existence in 1830 when Charles Christofle took over his father-in-law Hugues Calmette’s business. In 1832 he registered his own hallmark at the Garantie de Paris as a…

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…

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…

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,…

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Styles

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…
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…
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…
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…
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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…

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,…

Mastered for the first time by the Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck in the 15th century, oil painting is a process consisting of mixing the pigments of the paint in the oil during the preparation.…

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…

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