Sunday, 5 July 2015

Fouquet, Musee Carnavalet

Although Art Noveau is not this blogger's favourite style an exception has to be made for 'Fouquet'  The jewelers at 6 Rue Royale is by far the most exciting reconstruction of a shop in the Musee Carnavalet.  It had been was designed by Alphonse Mucha in 1901;  he had already designed jewellery for Georges Fouquet.


The shop was itself conceived as a jewellery case. The design elevates the decorative at the expense of the practical, creating an Art Nouveau masterpiece.