Musée des Arts décoratifs

Musée des Arts décoratifs

The Museum of Decorative Arts, in the first district of Paris, is one of the world’s major collections of design and the decorative arts.

The Applied Arts & Design collection takes up the majority of the space with around 150,000 objects. These appear as testaments of the evolution of design and it’s most influential eras. A chronological display guides us from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods until modern times.

The exposed furniture, jewellery and objects, such as ceramics and glassware, come from all around the world. This journey through time is structured by presentations focussing on technics and styles emphasised through period rooms. The ten period rooms provide a homogenous visions of a period in which elements are combined with great archaeological accuracy. They count as one of the museum’s biggest singularities. This permanent exhibition is therefore the dreamland for interior design lovers.

Anna Oliva