Museum of Decorative Arts Paris
©REVEILLON MANUFACTURE Indian, 1789 (c) MAD Museum of Decorative Arts Paris
Pearlescent pinks. Fresh fuchsias. Grassy greens. A symphony for the seasons. An ode to the Earth. Be one with the blooms with these floral artworks found in the LOQI x MAD Museum Paris collection. Happy flower picking!
© Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
© Chiyogami Decorated paper, Japan Meiji Era (1868-1912) Musée des Arts Décoratifs, MAD, Paris
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, also known as the MAD Museum, is a museum of fashion, arts and design in Paris. Its collections are a privileged space to really experience the French art of living and to see first-hand the impressive technical skill of ateliers and manufacturers alike. The collections equally celebrate artistic creativity and testify to both the collectors’ unending passion and the sponsors’ incredible generosity. Among its diverse selection of objects ranging from graphic art to furniture and fashion design, the museum holds one of the world’s foremost wallpaper collections, composed of around 400,000 pieces.
Produced by prestigious French manufacturers, the wallpapers illustrate an infinite iconographic repertoire, stretching right from the end of the 17th century to the present day.
© Landscape of Télémaque in Calypso Island Manufacture Joseph Dufour Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris © MAD, Paris
Wallpapers printed by French manufacturers have held within them the same pearly promise, namely, to make your interior a theatre of the world, to push the limits of the wall to the borders of exoticism. From this perspective, it is understandable that this industrial art enjoyed considerable success in the 18thcentury era in which so many were eager to travel and experience a change of scenery.
Vincent van Gogh Collection
The Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection