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Avant-Scène

20th Century Design, Contemporary Design France

Stand Number 40

Director

  • Elisabeth DELACARTE

4, place de l'Odéon 75006 Paris FRANCE

T: +33 1 46 33 12 40

For more than 30 years, Elisabeth Delacarte has been revealing the work of the artists whom she accompanies in their creative journey. When she opened her gallery, she wanted it to be a showcase for their original creations. Numerous pieces have been designed and produced specifically for interior design projects (staircase handrails, bronze doors, custom-made pieces of furniture …).

“The 80s were dominated by design. I was confronted to a universe of standardized industrial production and I had an immense need for unexpected furniture and objects, that would have that “extra piece of soul”. The materials used are most often bronze, beaten iron, ceramics, plaster … materials that are closer to the artists, directly worked by them or by craftsmen they associate with their work.

In over 30 years, the name “Avant-Scène”, a wink to the proximity to the Théâtre de l’Europe, Place de l’Odéon, has become the heart of a district dedicated to the Arts. More than a gallery, Avant-Scène is an institution for all those who share its love of the exceptional, of fantasy, poetry and humor.