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Asselin and the Art of Wood

Asselin and the Art of Wood

Created in 1957, Asselin is today a major actor in the fields of carpentry, joinery, cabinet work of art as well as in the installation and the decoration of top-of-the-range interiors. Asselin intervenes in government and private contracts, in the restoration of historic buildings and in new manufacture. Asselin works in close cooperation with architects and decorators to study and recommend technical and artistic solutions. Asselin is...

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Sylvain Bulot – The Art Marquetry

Sylvain Bulot – The Art Marquetry

Exclusive royal furniture to discover. Sylvain Bulot is continuing a long craftwork tradition by creating unique works of marquetry. Each project is carried out in accordance with the techniques of the XVIIth and  XVIIIth century. Designer and manufacturer of marquetry art furniture, the company perpetuates André Charles Boulle techniques, the famous French cabinet maker for the King Louis the XIV. The Sylvain Bulot Collection –...

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Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres – Unique French Ceramics since 1740

Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres – Unique French Ceramics since 1740

The Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, formerly the royal ceramic factory, has become the guardian of true French savoir-faire in ceramics. To view the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres collection, please scroll to the end of this page or click here. To obtain the French-LifeStyle sales conditions and tariffs for Sèvres, please sign up under the professional section or contact us: Telephone: +33 (0) 1 42 60 65 18 or E-mail:...

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Maison Baguès: Epitome of luxury lighting and intricate ironwork

Maison Baguès: Epitome of luxury lighting and intricate ironwork

Established in the 1840’s by Noel Bagues, the Maison Baguès originally crafted liturgical bronze fixtures. Since then it has become the symbol of savoir-faire in incredibly intricate, stunning hand-made high end ironwork luxury lighting. Apart from luxury lighting, the Maison Baguès also creates made-to-order gates and stair banisters that are a balanced blend of contemporary design and historical impressions. The Golden Gate of the...

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Ateliers Pinton: Keeping the Aubusson-Felletin medium alive through the centuries

Ateliers Pinton: Keeping the Aubusson-Felletin medium alive through the centuries

Partnering with renowned contemporary artists and using surprising textures and materials to hand-weave breathtaking tapestries, rugs and carpets, Ateliers Pinton has garnered awed respect globally. Founded in 1867, the Pinton factory has been proudly upholding the Aubusson-Felletin medium of weaving large scale tapestries on horizontal looms. The centuries old Aubusson-Felletin tapestry weaving tradition was declared an Intangible Cultural...

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Mona Oren’s ‘Living Surface’ exhibition

Mona Oren’s ‘Living Surface’ exhibition

Mona Oren presented her ‘Living Surface’ collection to the public in January 2015 at the Eye of The Twentieth Gallery, Paris. The exhibition was a testament to her exploration of contemporary art via different mediums; drawings, video and installation, photography and – her signature – sculptures. The young Israeli artist is known for creating 3 dimensional sculptures using latex, silicone, paper, plaster, but her favorite...

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Louis Vuitton Foundation – A Glamorous Blend of Private Enterprise and Cultural Ambition

Louis Vuitton Foundation – A Glamorous Blend of Private Enterprise and Cultural Ambition

When Bernard Arnault, chairman of the Moet Hennesey Louis Vuitton (LVMH), saw the extraordinary Spanish Guggenheim for the first time, he instantly decided it would be Frank Gehry who would design the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Arnault, a passionate art collector himself, wanted to develop a deep-rooted connection between his conglomerate and contemporary art and design. With only Arnault’s bare-boned vision of what he wanted in the...

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Château de Fontainebleau: The Monument of French Royal, Art and Architectural History

Château de Fontainebleau: The Monument of French Royal, Art and Architectural History

Countless monarchs, from Louis VII to Napoleon III, have called Château de Fontainebleau their home, giving it their own elegant touches over the centuries. The Renaissance based, horseshoe-shaped staircase designed by Jean Androuet du Cerceau in Louis XIII’s reign is perhaps the Château’s most famous architectural feature. The Château’s apartments, with their opulent and highly refined décor and furnishings compelled Napoleon to...

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Edmond Petit: A Long Standing Tradition of French Weaving

Edmond Petit: A Long Standing Tradition of French Weaving

Edmond Petit has been offering its services directing high-end decoration and furnishing fabrics solely produced in France since 1872. This family-run business has kept up with the modern day flair while also maintaining the classic French weaving tradition. Indeed, their collection embraces elevated quality fabrics made entirely from natural and noble fibres. Their range covers along 600 references of exclusively edited fabrics, available...

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OA 1710 by Pewter-smith: A tradition of Luxury, Beauty and Excellence – 300 years in the Making

OA 1710 by Pewter-smith: A tradition of Luxury, Beauty and Excellence – 300 years in the Making

In 1710, Antoine Alegre, a master pewterer moved to Angers, in the Loire Valley of France,where he founded the “Etains of Anjou” which, with time, came to be known as the Goldsmith of Anjou or Orfèvrerie d’Anjou – thus laying the foundations for the world renowned Pewterer and Goldsmith company OA 1710. Today, OA 1710 is the most revered, sought-after and successful Pewter-smith company in Europe. It offers elegant and beautifully...

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