Ecole des arts decoratifs


Located at Rue d'Ulm in Paris, France, the school was a major influence in the Art Deco movement of the 1920s. Its teaching curriculum includes fashion, textiles, engraving, animation and industrial design. Its beginning goes back to 1766 when French painter Jean-Jacques Bacheler (1724-1806) got a patent for the founding of the school from Louis XV. Bacheler's purpose was to offer training in applying creative art to manufactured goods. The name until 1877 was Royal Free School of Art (Ecole Royale Gratuite de Dessin). Among its alumni are Fernand Leger, Leon Dabo, Alain Seguin and Jean-Claude Denis. Source: Wikipedia: "Ecole nationale superieure des arts decoratifs"