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Art Nouveau at the Musée de l’École de Nancy – Guest Post from Mademoiselle Poirot

By July 31, 2014October 30th, 2017Blog, Guest Blogs

I have invited bloggers, independent retailers and artisans that I love to write a feature for my blog. If you would like to be featured too then please email

First up is the lovely Carole Poirot who takes the most wonderful photographs. Read her fabulous piece on the Jessica Zoob Desire collection for Romo here

Hi, I’m Carole, the owner (yes, one could call it ‘editor’, but I always feel like I’m making a little too much of a blog by saying that) of the blog Mademoiselle Poirot, stylist, foodie and amateur photographer. I’m really honoured and happy to have been asked by Jessica to guest post here as I’m a huge admirer of her work. When it came to deciding on the subject, there wasn’t really much of a debate. I was on my way to Nancy in France anyway and as that city is the birthplace of Art Nouveau, it was an easy choice to make. I would write about Art of course! Or rather, I would share some photos as I tend to let images speak more than my words as that’s what I tend to do.

I took these images at the Musée de l’École de Nancy. The museum is devoted to the École de Nancy, which is an Art Nouveau movement that was founded in 1901 by Émile Gallé and Louis Majorelle amongst others. The museum is located in the former house of Jean-Baptiste Eugène Corbin who was a patron and collector of École de Nancy art work, and it opened in 1964.

This was the second time I’d visited the museum, but since so many years had passed since my last visit, it felt as if I was rediscovering it all over again. All the incredible details, the organic patterns, which are so typical of the Art Nouveau movement, the beautiful glass creations by Émile Gallé and the soft colours reminded me of Jessica’s work. Whilst the items in the museum would once have actually been used (well, maybe apart from the most delicate glass vases) and might therefore not seem to immediately fit into the ‘art’ category, I still think that it’s a pretty valid comparison. Not that I’m an expert or anything…

I hope you like the images of these beautiful pieces and should you ever find yourself in the Lorraine region of France, make sure you pay a visit to this museum, it really is worth it.

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Such beautiful photos Carole. Thanks so much for your lovely post!

Jessica xx