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ClƩment MƩre furniture

ClĆ©ment MĆØre was born in Bayonne and active in Paris. He was a French painter, table-builder, artist and furniture builder.

He studied painting with Jean-LĆ©on GĆ©rĆ“me at the Ɖcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.Read More →

Exposition Universelle

The Exposition Universelle of 1900, better known in English as the 1900 Paris Exposition, was a world’s fair held in Paris, France, from 14 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. It was held at the esplanade of Les Invalides, the Champ de Mars, the TrocadĆ©ro and at the banks of the Seine between them, with an additional section in the Bois de Vincennes, and it was visited by more than 50 million people. Read More →

Charlotte Cabinet by Martine Bedin

Bedin was one of the founders of the avant-garde Memphis group in Milan in 1981. Also, she has worked as an architect, industrial designer and professor. Her work is held in many important museums and private collections. Bedinā€™s aesthetic is typically colourful and self-consciously kitschy.Read More →

French Art Deco Rattan Chairs Design Jean-Michel Frank for Ecart International

After World War I, he worked as a cabinetmaker at Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann’s studio in Paris, where he met decorator Adolphe Chanaux, who had collaborated with AndrĆ© Groult and Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann on the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts DĆ©coratifs et Industriels Modernes.’Ā Read More →

Chandelier by Robert Goossens featured image

Monsieur Bijou was the moniker given to Robert Goosens, a French jeweller who lived from 1927 to 2016. He was born in Paris, France, the son of a metal foundry worker. He learned the techniques of casting, engraving, and embossing semi-precious and simulated stones into gold and silver metals during his apprenticeship in jewellery making. Read More →

EĢmile Diffloth featured image

In 1899, he became artistic director of KĆ©ramis, Belgian pottery owned by Boch Freres in La Louviere. In c1910, he moved to University City, Missouri, to work for Taxile Doat as a ceramics teacher at the School of Ceramic Art. He went back to France. He belonged to the SociĆ©tĆ© des Artistes FranƧaises.Read More →

Jacques-EĢmile Ruhlmann interior featured image

Jacques-Ɖmile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) was a French designer who was born and lived in Paris. n 1907, he took over his father’s house painting company in Paris. He first exhibited his work in 1911, with architect Charles Plumet and couturier Jacques Doucet, Frantz Jourdain, and Tony Selmersheim.Read More →

Jean Fouquet and an aquamarine, diamond, enamel, white gold and platinum

In 1919, he joined as a designer in the family firm, 6 rue Royale, Paris; he was a friend of Louis Aragon and Paul Eluard. Between 1920ā€”25, he collaborated on Le Corbusier’s and AmĆ©dĆ©e Ozenfant’s review L’Esprit Nouveau: Revue International d’EsthĆ©tique. In his jewellery, he developed a liking for abstract compositions. From 1931, his jewellery designs were characterized by pure and simple geometry. In 1929, abandoning the SociĆ©tĆ© des Artistes DĆ©corateurs, he became a founding member of UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes).Ā Read More →

Ecolle Boulle College, Paris, France

The Ɖcole Boulle was created in 1886 and is named after the cabinetmaker AndrĆ©-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 AndrĆ©-Charles Boulle is regarded today as “Boulle Work”. Read More →

Lucien Levy-Dhurmer Vase

Levy-Dhurmer may have been responsible for the rediscovery of the metallic lustre glaze technique used in Middle Eastern ceramics from the 9th century and in Hispano-Moresque pottery of the 15th century. However, the sheen on pieces by Massier and Levy-Dhunner has not lasted. He used primarily light-coloured earthenware with gold highlights and sombre-glazed stoneware.Ā Read More →

EĢcole nationale supeĢrieure des Arts DeĢcoratifs

The Ɖcole nationale supĆ©rieure des arts dĆ©coratifs was instrumental in the emergence of the Art Deco design movement and the development of modern design trends in the 1920s. Animation, photography, scenography, industrial design, communication design, interactive design, film, interior design, fashion, textile, and engraving are among the subjects taught at the School.Read More →