Art of drawing in Chaumet

GUEST : MAISON CHAUMET

PLACE : PALAIS BRONGNIART - PARIS

EVENT : THE 27th EDITION OF THE SALON DU DESSIN

Delving into the graphic arts collection of the Maison Chaumet is to discover nearly 80,000 drawings covering over two centuries of history and creation of jewellery. it is not just the beauty of precious stones that justifies the art of the jeweller, but also its connection and association
with the decorative arts. These drawings illustrate the imagination and creativity of its designers from the 18th Century to today.
The Art of Drawing at Chaumet: Imagining - Creating is a selection around tiaras, which are the emblem of this company, showing the excellence of its creation through the centuries.
These 38 drawings, some of which are being exhibited in public for the first time, show the extraordinary wealth of the heritage of one of the oldest Parisian jewellery houses. The tiara is the core of the history of Chaumet. From the start, with prestigious commissions from Empress Josephine followed by Marie-Louise, Marie-Etienne Nitot (1750 -1809), founder of Chaumet and jeweller to the Emperor, and his son, François-Régnault (1779-1853) raised the art of the tiara to its highest level. This tradition continued with Joseph Chaumet (1852-1928), a major figure of the Belle Epoque, who created a pair of wings that can be worn as a tiara for the new york oil heiress and billionaire Gertrude Vanderbilt. This history was renewed throughout the 20th Century and continues today.

Informations

Website: chaumet.com

Address : 12, place Vendôme

75000 Paris