Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

1925 Paris Arts Décoratifs exhibition and its influence on design, by Mary Alexander

  • Wallace Collection |
  • Talk |
  • Thursday 26 May 2016 - 14:30 until 15:30

The Spring season's four lectures look at design and decorative-arts movements from the end of the 19th century until the 1940s.

The Paris Arts Décoratifs exhibition attracted more than 15,000,000 visitors from all over the world. The concept was intended to showcase France and confirm the pre-eminence of Paris as the leader in quality luxury goods. This visual tour will reconstruct the range of work on display, including Baccarat crystal, Cartier jewellery, Poiret couture, Ruhlmann furniture, Dunand lacquerwork, Brandt metalwork and the stylish French department store exhibits. Historical souvenirs from Mary Alexander’s personal collection, such as an original guidebook, entrance ticket and tourist postcards, will recreate the experience without the previous 55-acre trek. 

You might also like to consider these lectures in the series (NB. taking place at the Royal Over-Seas League):

The Arts and Crafts movement in Britain 

Art Nouveau 1900

Art Deco 


This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Wallace Collection
Hertford House, Manchester Square London W1U 3BN