To do and not to do

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  Auctions are the new sport from your sofa and you should not miss this week the sale by Ader Entreprises et Patrimoine of Palais de la Découverte’s (Museum of Science) old furniture and scientific instruments. It takes place on Saturday, November 21 at 5 pm and 130 lots will be auctioned on Drouot Live where you have to register beforehand. … Read More

Maison Parisienne is in full creativity mode

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Twelve years ago, Florence Guillier Bernard started Maison Parisienne, a “nomadic gallery” as she calls it, to promote young brilliant French craftsmen. She picks them, ceramists, embroiderers, wood carvers, glass blowers, copper sculptors, when they graduate from Ecole Boulle or when they receive a prize. She then works closely with them, for many years sometimes, and accompanies them all the … Read More

Rattan is the new chic, by Lulu Lytle

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Rattan (rotin in French) has a double quality: it was always used in royal and grand colonial decors and is therefore very chic, and it is handmade by craftsmen of what the French call “Les Métiers d’Art”, so very much in fashion at the moment. It is therefore not a coïncidence if Lulu Lytle, author of the book published by … Read More

To do and not to do

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If you are curious of the new artistic scene, go to Magasins Généraux in Pantin to discover “Un plus grand lac” (a bigger lake) an exhibition of students’ works from Ecole des Beaux Arts and Arts Décoratifs: Elisa Florimond, Victoire Gonzalvez, Lauren Januhowski, César Ropponen Brunel, all have interesting works to show under the excellent curatorship of Simon Grainville. Do … Read More

In Compiègne, Eugénie is the topic of a new book and a costume show

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Château de Compiègne is a sleeping beauty which is slowly being awakened by the senior curator Rodolphe Rapetti and at the moment, a modest exhibition of costumes worn by Empress Eugénie, Napoléon III’s wife, is matched by a brilliant book written by Laure Chabanne with photographs by Gustave Le Gray, paintings and watercolors by Eugène Lami, and numerous artifacts which give … Read More

A very special bench by a very young cabinetmaker

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As soon as he had graduated from Ecole Boulle in 2011, the highest cabinetmaker school in France named after the famous Boulle from Versailles,  Pierre Renart was noticed by Florence Guillier Bernard, and she has never left him since. This talent spotter, who runs the galerie maison parisienne, works for a long time with her artists, to enable them to give … Read More

Cernuschi reopens and Cluny closes, for a year

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There have never been so many construction sites in Paris, and its museums are no exception with the reopening of Palais Galliera on April 1, and soon Musée Carnavalet. Musée Cernuschi, founded in 1898 on the Parc Monceau, was reopened in great style last Thursday, with the emphasis put on its founder, the Italian born art collector Henri Cernuschi, who brought … Read More