Les Arts Décoratifs, housed in the Louvre in the heart of Paris, is a unique private institution composed of a specialised Library, teaching facilities and an ensemble of prestigious museums including the Musée Nissim de Camondo and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs fulfils a unique role in the French cultural landscape. Its 6,000 objects on view in 10,000 square metres of exhibition space highlight the skills of craftsmen down the centuries, the evolution of styles, technological innovation and the creativity of artists in enriching our day-to-day environment. It is the only museum able to pay tribute to all the great names that have forged the history of French taste, from Boulle, Sèvres, Aubusson, Christofle, Lalique and Guimard to Mallet Stevens, Le Corbusier, Perriand and Starck. Its chronological itinerary guides visitors through all the major styles and movements, from Gothic to Louis XVI, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and modern design.
Les Arts Décoratifs also boasts exceptional Fashion and Textile collections, among the finest in the world, and a vast collection of advertising posters, films and objects from Toulouse-Lautrec to Jean-Paul Goude.
The wealth of these collections enables Les Arts Décoratifs to run a programme of ten to fifteen thematic and monographic exhibitions covering every historic and contemporary aspect of the decorative arts.