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Gabriel Chasnelle called "Coco Chanel" is one of the major figures of French fashion around the world. Born in 1883 and died in 1971, she became known for her many avant-garde contributions to the…

Joseph-André Motte, né à Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur le 6 janvier 1925, mort à Paris le 1er juin 2013, est un designer, décorateur, architecte d'intérieur français…

Sori Yanagi is a Japanese designer born in Tokyo in 1915. He studied at the Beaux-Arts and became Charlotte Perriand's assistant from 1940 to 1942. In 1952, he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design…

Pascal Mourgue was born in 1943, brother of the equally illustrious Olivier Mourgue (1939). Graduated from the Boulle School and the National School of Decorative Arts of Paris. Pascal Mourgue…

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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

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,…

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 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…

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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