André-Charles Boulle (11 November 1642 – 28 February 1732) was the French cabinetmaker who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry. His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to a fashion of inlaying known as Boulle.
It is also the name of one of the most famous cabinet making and nowadays design school in France: L’école Boulle.
Today, the Ecole Boulle not only fosters the cabinet making discipline but also fosters more than 13 different other craftsmanship.
The exhibition organized by GNB VITRO (Generations Boulle) presents achievements and innovative projects of 71 designers in atypical profiles, all from the Ecole Boulle .
June 23 to 27, 2010 at VIA 29-35 Avenue Daumesnil 75012 Paris.
Founded in 1890 by students of the first class of the Association of Alumni of the École Boulle, “Générations Boulle” is one of the oldest associations in France. GNB aims to defend the interests of former students, promote their skills and achievements, and help their employability.