École Boulle – College of fine arts and crafts, Paris

École Boulle is a college for fine arts and crafts and applied arts in Paris, France.


The École Boulle was created in 1886 and is named after the cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle, who during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715), the Sun King, was commonly considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry or inlay. The art of André-Charles Boulle is regarded today as “Boulle Work”. The school trains students from the Applied Arts Baccalaureate (French national high school diploma required to undertake university studies for 18-year-old students) to the DSAA (4-year postgraduate degree in applied arts, equivalent to a master’s degree). There are three different DSAAs (Diplôme Supérieur d’Arts Appliqués) in three different departments: Spatial Design, Communal Arts.


The École Boulle has trained students in two main fields, corresponding to two main departments:

  • Artistic crafts such as chair making, marquetry, cabinet making, tapestry, engraving, wood carving, woodturning, bronze sculpture, jewellery, etc.
  • Applied arts including spatial design and interior design, industrial design, furniture design, visual language and communication, further education in computer software, applied philosophy, semiotics, art history, etc.


Wikipedia contributors. (2020, April 24). École Boulle. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:00, December 18, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%C3%89cole_Boulle&oldid=952791030

Ecole Boulle –

Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires des métiers d’artFMA (DEFESMA)

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