French Fabrics in the art deco style

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this textile and related wallpaper (MMA 2005.334), though on the textile each motif is offset by an added circle of dots. The patternRead More →

Guillaume Saalburg glass staircase

Guillaume Saalburg was a French glassworker and engraver he was professionally active in Paris.   Education He trained in a glass engraver’s workshop.  Biography He worked as an architect and designer for business and domestic clients; collaborated with Philippe Starck, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Gilles Derain, Richard Moyer, and Andree Putman: participated inRead More →

couronne lumineuse

Eugene Printz was a French decorator and furniture designer he was born in Paris. Printz worked in his father’s workshop in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris, where he formed a staff of experimental practitioners. He used materials from the past in his modern furniture pieces, including forged iron,Read More →

Henri Rapin Art Nouveau Chairs

Henri Rapin (1873-1939) was a French artist and decorator. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Leon Gerome and J. Blanc. Rapin (1873-1939) Set Of Art Nouveau Chairs Rapin worked as a painter, illustrator, furniture designer, and decorator. From 1903, his furniture was generally simple. From 1910, he beganRead More →

Jean Luce was a French ceramicist and glassware designer, born in Paris. Ceramics and Glassware, from ‘Repertoire du Gout Moderne’, 1920’s (litho). Jean Luce Luce worked in his father’s ceramics shop, which made table crockery. In 1923, he opened his shop although he could not take over its direction untilRead More →

Opera Glasses - Lucien Falize

Lucien Falize (1838- 1897) was French goldsmith and jeweller. He was active in Paris and son of Alexis Falize, father of Andre Falize. When his father retired in 1876, Lucien assumed directorship of the family business. He attempted to expand the business by showing at 1878 Paris ‘Exposition Universelle’ andRead More →

Half and Half Chair

Christian Germanaz (1940-) is a French industrial designer and maker of furniture; active in Paris. He studied in Paris, both at the Ecole Boulle and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. In 1966, he designed a selection of office furniture and his famous Airborne Half and Half chairs. InRead More →

Jean-Maurice Rothschild cocktail table

Jean-Maurice Rothschild (1902- 1988) was a French decorator and furniture designer. Between 1917-19, he studied at the Ecole Boulle, Paris. He began working in 1921 for Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann in Paris as a designer and artisan. He participated in the design of Ruhlmann’s ‘Hôtel du collectionneur’ at the 1925 Paris ‘ExpositionRead More →

Jacques Gruber stained glass window

Jacques Gruber (1870-1936) was a French stained-glass artist, designer, and teacher, born Sundhausen, Alsace. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Gustave Moreau. He was distinguished as a designer in the Art Nouveau idiom. Between 1894-97 he worked for the Daum glassworks, designing intricate figurative vases; learned theRead More →

Lucien Levy-Dhurmer Vase

Lucien Levy Dhurmer was a French ceramicist; born Algiers. He studied painting, lithography, design, and ceramics at the Paris municipal school of drawing and sculpture. He was a ceramicist 1887-95 while working at Clement Massier’s factory at Golfe-Juan as its artistic director. At the 1882 salon in Paris, he showedRead More →

Rene Kieffer French Book Binder

René Kieffer was a French bookbinder and publisher; active Paris. He studied Ecole Estienne, Paris, in 1889. He was a gilder at the Chambolle-Duru bindery for ten years. In 1903, set up his workshop at 99 boulevard St-Germain, Paris. Later he moved to 41 rue St-Andre-des-Arts and finally, in 1910,Read More →

Frechet Brothers three chairs

Andre Frechet (1875-1973) and Paul Frechet were French decorators and furniture designers. They were born in Chalons-sur-Mame; and active in Paris. Working together and individually from 1906, the Frechet brothers’ furniture designs were produced by various firms including Jacquemin freres in Strasbourg, E. Verot, and Charles Jean-selme; 1909-11. Andre wasRead More →

Maison Gripoix costume jewellry

Maison Gripoix, a French costume jeweller, was located in Paris. Around 1890, Maison Gripoix sold glass beads and buttons wholesale. Subsequently, specialised in handmade imitations of precious and semi-precious jewels, including parures for Sarah Bernhardt. When the molten glass is poured into a mould, rather than through the kiln-firing ofRead More →

Herve Van der Straeten

The French design world was excited by artists back in the 1930s and 1940s who created modern objects that combined up-to-the-minute allure with the authenticity of traditional crafts: hand-worked bronze, painstakingly applied lacquer layers, meticulously matched and polished wood. Interior shown in Interiors Magazine Skills like that may be dyingRead More →

Suzanne Guiguichon

Suzanne Guiguichon was a French furniture designer and decorator. She was born and worked in Paris. Since 1929 she worked as a designer with Maurice Dufrene at the Galeries Lafayette design studio La Maitrise in Paris. Most of the furniture, clocks, lighting, fabrics, rugs, accessories Guiguichon designed anonymously.Read More →

Société des Artistes Décorateurs

The creation in 1901 of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs (SAD) reflected the increasing significance in France of this new profession of Decorative Arts. This resulted from a series of government-funded projects carried out in the fine and applied arts schools of France to improve the status of applied artsRead More →

René-André Coulon side tables

René-André Coulon was a furniture designer from France. He did architectural studies until 1937. In his work, Coulon integrated tempered glass, some of which Hagnauer, Vienna, made. He designed the interior furniture of Adnet for Saint-Gobain.Read More →

Suzanne Belperron

Suzanne Belporren was a French jewellery designer. Her career flourished in the 1920s and 1930s. Belperron produced numerous designs of sculptured jewellery for René Boivin’s Paris shop. She subsequently opened her own Paris shop called Herz-Belperron. Her designs often featured glass encrusted with gemstones.Read More →

Serge Mouille

Serge Mouille was a French Lighting Designer; he was born and active in Paris. Mouille studied silversmithing, École des Artes Appliqués, Paris to 1941.Read More →

Mauboussin Jewellery Company - Design Profile

Maubossin is a jewellery company in France. The original company was established in 1827 in Paris, on Rue Grenata, where it manufactured jewellery. Starting in 1903, M.B. Noury was the owner and nephew of Georges Maubossin, who had been the director of the company since 1877. Mauboussin succeeded Noury in 1923, changing the firm’s name to Maubossin. At the intersection of rue Saint-Augustin, rue de Choiseul, and rue Monsigny in Paris, at address 3 rue de Choseul, he bought two connecting houses.Read More →