Brands Mobilier national
Successor to the Garde-Meuble of the Throne, created in the 17th century, the Mobilier national is responsible for furnishing the famous buildings and presidential residences of the French Republic. The Mobilier national is also tasked with preserving and restoring a collection, which comprises some 130,000 pieces of furniture and textiles. The institution boasts seven restoration workshops for tapestries, carpets, upholstery, carpentry for chairs, cabinet-making and chandeliers-bronzes.
The institution also supports contemporary creation in the spheres of textile and furniture design. Three weaving manufactories, established in the 17th century, are associated with the Mobilier national. These are Gobelins and Beauvais for tapestry, and Savonnerie for carpets. In 1976, two workshops-conservatoires also joined: the needlepoint lace workshop of Alençon and the bobbin lace workshop of Puy-en-Velay. Finally, a laboratory devoted to research and creation, known as the ARC (Atelier de Recherche et de Création), helps contemporary design to find a place in France’s official buildings.
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