From 8 November to 6 December 2021

Temporary exhibitionThe French art de vivre, a dream to share | By Chalhoub Group

The exhibition is an immersion in the French art de vivre via tableware, from 8 November to 6 December 2021.

The French art de vivre, a dream to share

The temporary exhibition, organised by the Chalhoub Group through its art de vivre concept store Tanagra, showcases the three legendary houses Baccarat, Bernardaud and Christofle for an immersion into the French art de vivre.

This immersive exhibition combines prestigious creations with a spectacular scenography to take visitors through the process of French creation and savoir-faire while exploring how modernity is redefining the French tradition of tableware.

Chalhoub Group

For the past 65 years the Chalhoub Group has been the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the Group has become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors regionally.

Blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, the Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers. The Group is transforming rapidly into a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

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Tanagra

Since 1980 Tanagra has been the leading destination for luxury lifestyle, art de vivre, decorative pieces and the ultimate gifting destination in the Middle East. As a centre for fine living, Tanagra is the embodiment of ‘the art de vivre’: from delicate French crystal, to limited edition pieces made by the finest craftsmen, to collectable items that can be passed on from one generation to another.

Maison Christofle

Since 1830 Christofle, the Parisian goldsmith, has been creating exceptional tableware, refined jewelry and home accessories with elegance and know-how. It is this irreplaceable human know-how, perpetuated by highly qualified craftsmen and handed down from master to pupil, that constitutes the living heritage of Christofle.

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Maison Christofle, the Parisian goldsmith of the art of the table

Since 1830, Christofle, the Parisian goldsmith, has been creating exceptional tableware, refined jewelry and home accessories with elegance and know-how. It is this irreplaceable human know-how, perpetuated by highly qualified craftsmen and handed down from master to pupil, that constitutes the living heritage of Christofle.

Maison Christofle and World Expos

The World's Fairs provided a showcase for Christofle's work, which opened up to Japonism, Orientalism and Naturalism. Christofle became internationally renowned and won awards at all the World Fairs from 1851 to 1937.

Maison Christofle's savoir-faire

The Christofle House uses traditional techniques to produce its products entirely by hand. The precious skills of turning, plating, chasing and engraving, perpetuated by its Master Goldsmiths and Best Craftsmen of France, immortalize the qualities of elegance and excellence of all Christofle pieces.

It is this irreplaceable human know-how, perpetuated by highly qualified craftsmen and handed down from master to pupil, that constitutes the living heritage of Christofle. True "Living Treasures", the Master Craftsmen are the guardians of the durability and quality of Christofle's know-how. 

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Maison Baccarat

Since 1764, Baccarat has written its destiny in sparkling letters. Founded in Lorraine, on the authorisation of King Louis XV, the most illustrious crystal factory in the world has crossed the ages to become a symbol of excellence and art of living.

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Maison Baccarat, a symbol of excellence and Art de Vivre

Since 1764, Baccarat has written its fabulous destiny in sparkling letters. Founded in Lorraine, on the authorization of King Louis XV, the most illustrious crystal factory in the world has crossed the ages to become a symbol of excellence and Art de Vivre. Baccarat, a name that resonates like the echo of exceptional pieces, extraordinary places and unforgettable parties.

© Laurent Parrault

© Laurent Parrault

© Laurent Parrault

© Laurent Parrault

Baccarat reflects more than 250 years of history. In retrospect, looking back over this history is like traveling through time and around the world, through more than two centuries of political, cultural and economic life, from the beginnings of industrialization in the 19th century to its evolution towards globalization in the 21st century. A sensitive and prescriptive player, Baccarat has always federated trends to initiate the classics of tomorrow.

Baccarat and World Expos

Baccarat's prestigious works, acclaimed and awarded at the Paris World Expos since 1855, still illuminate palaces and exceptional places. From the impressive collection of lighting fixtures for the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, to the pieces commissioned by Napoleon III for his apartments in the Louvre and the Tuileries, Baccarat never ceases to amaze.

Maison Baccarat's savoir-faire

Baccarat creations perpetuate elegance as well as the excellence of its know-how. A know-how at the forefront of progress, transmitted over the centuries by an elite of craftsmen and reflecting an incomparable heritage. Inspired by the secrets of alchemists linked to the elements, blowers, cutters, engravers and gilders use their inimitable talent to achieve perfection. Each timeless masterpiece takes us on an emotional journey between light and creation.

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Maison Bernardaud

The great industrial and artistic adventure of the Bernardaud factory began in 1863 in a region that possesses the three essential elements for the manufacture of porcelain: kaolin, fresh water and forests. This French story continues in the 21st century with Maison Bernardaud successfully tackling technological and creative changes and thus beginning the third millennium with serenity and determination.

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Maison Bernardaud, the culture of French excellence

The great industrial and artistic adventure of the Bernardaud factory began in 1863 in a region that possesses the three essential elements for the manufacture of porcelain: kaolin, fresh water and forests. The story continues in the 21st century with Maison Bernardaud successfully tackling technological and creative changes and thus beginning the third millennium with serenity and determination.

Maison Bernardaud's savoir-faire

Bernardaud porcelain is manufactured in the center of Limoges and its region. The company's two production sites produce approximately two million pieces per year.

Bernardaud keeps its know-how alive by perpetuating and diversifying it. This is reflected in the activity of the factory: while taking care to safeguard this French heritage, it never ceases to reinvent a porcelain that is at once a craft, an industry and an art.

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