Linea Light Group was honoured to provide the lighting system for the Musée des Arts décoratifs in the Louvre Palace in Paris, focusing especially on the oldest parts of the building, the Medieval and Renaissance wings. Boasting some 150,000 objects, the collections are privileged testaments to the French art of living, the savoir-faire of its craftsmen and industrialists, the research and creativity of its artists, the passion of its collectors, the generosity of our donors and the desire to pass these riches on to others. There is not a single technique, material or type of object that cannot be found in the Arts décoratifs inventories: tie pins, escritoires, dolls’ houses, scenic wallpaper, stained glass, wood, enamel, plastic, shark’s skin and amaranth…the list is endless. Many criteria governed the selection of some 6,000 objects for permanent display, including their exemplarity, use, economy, craftsmanship, prowess and symbolism.
The Musée des Arts décoratifs is often described as a showcase of beauty due to the quality of the artwork on display. Naturally, beautiful artworks cannot be exhibited without paying attention to one of their essential features: It’s TIME TO SEE THE COLOUR!
The study realised in collaboration with a renowned lighting designer focused primarily on colour rendering: we wanted the visitors to enjoy the artworks with colour saturations that were as close as possible to the original colours applied by the artists. This was possible thanks to the use of LEDs specially designed for the Musée des Arts décoratifs and developed by Cree in exclusive collaboration with Linea Light Group.
The excursion organised for PLDC on 3. November will begin with a presentation addressing the theme of museum lighting with the participation of important guests. After the presentation, a guided tour at the Musée des Arts décoratifs will offer the chance to discover the wonderful artworks on display and find out more about the lighting design project.
The evening will end with an exclusive cocktail in the Medieval and Renaissance hall of the Museum.
Attendees are asked to meet at the bus stop at 18.45.
The excursion to the Musée des arts décoratifs is fully booked.