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 in the century of Louis XIV. 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.

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