École Boulle

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Ecole Boulle.

The École Boulle is a college of fine arts and crafts and applied arts in Paris, France.


The École Boulle was founded in 1886 and is named after the cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle, who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry or inlay during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715), the Sun King. André-Charles Boulle's art is today known as "Boulle Work". The school trains students from the Applied Arts Baccalauréat (French national secondary-school diploma required to pursue university studies for 18-year-old students) to the DSAA (4-year degree in applied arts after the Baccalauréat, equivalent to a master's degree[1]). There are three different DSAA (Diplôme Supérieur d'Arts Appliqués), relating to three different departments: Spatial Design, Communication Design and Product Design.


The "École Boulle" has trained students in two main fields, which correspond to two main departments:

  • Artistic crafts including chairmaking, marquetry, cabinetmaking, tapestry, engraving, sculpture in wood, wood turning, bronze sculpture, jewellery
  • Applied arts including spatial design and interior architecture, industrial design, furniture design, visual expression and communication, with additional education in computer software, applied philosophy, semiotics, history of art etc.


  1. ^ "Décret n° 2011-995 du 23 août 2011 relatif au diplôme supérieur d'arts appliqués" [Decree n° 2011-995 of august the 23rd 2011 about the diplôme supérieur d'arts appliqués] (in French). Retrieved 28 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 48°50′47″N 2°23′28″E / 48.8465°N 2.3910°E / 48.8465; 2.3910