Current Exhibition

Designing Jewels

Paris, France 10.14.2021 — 02.14.2022 Book your Visit
René Lalique (1860-1945) « Hortensias »

L'École des Arts Joailliers

31 rue Danielle Casanova
75001 Paris

Free exhibition, by reservation.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The exhibition will be closed on Thursday, November 11th and from Friday, December 24th to Saturday, January 1st.
The exhibition will be open on Monday, February 14th.
Due to current health measures the visit will be limited to 50 minutes.
A valid Health Pass is mandatory to access L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts for all visitors aged 12 and over.

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Designing Jewels

Little studied and published, even more rarely exhibited, jewelry drawings remain relatively unknown to the general public. Nevertheless, this drawing plays an essential role, serving as the reference point for all those involved in the creation of the jewelry item. Since the Renaissance, the drawing constitutes the first, and indeed, one might say the primordial step, in that it gives life to the idea, and allows the idea to be realized.
It is to this long neglected object—a technical tool serving the artisans involved in the fabrication of the jewelry but also a sensitive work—which L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts wishes to pay tribute, by shining a light on its history, technique, authors and status. L’ÉCOLE is proud to organize the first exhibition devoted to this theme, explored from a wide variety of perspectives!
 The selected works broadly cover the 19th century, beginning in the 1760s and ending with the First World War, and were executed by numerous artists and designers, either famous or anonymous, illustrating a great diversity of techniques and uses. All come from the Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Culture Fund, set up for research, presentation and educational purposes.

Designing Jewels Exhibition Poster - L'ECOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

New exhibition : Designing Jewels

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Digital promenade

Go further in your discovery of jewelry design through our digital promenade and learn more about the drawings you have admired in the exhibition.

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