Pascale and Bertrand Klein invite you to discover Rhine countries’ history and their corporations.
They will present you typology of furniture, will speak about Strasbourg, Colmar or Mulhouse Ils vous présenteront les typologies de ces meubles, vous parleront avec passion des masterpieces with passion, about the “meisterstück” evolution, this 7 columns wardrobe, the famous Alsatian double chest buffet in gendarm’s hat style and its variants, but also about popular Tyrolian or Augsbourg cabinets, present in Alsatian interiors.
XIXth and XXth Alsatian schools are highlighted in our gallery through a selection of paintings from international or local artists, whose Alsace is the common point. The XIXth century is represented with painters such as Martin Drolling, Jean-Jacques Henner, Gustave Brion, Jean & Emmanuel Benner, Marie-Augustin Zwiller, Henri Zuber, Marcel Rieder, Gustave Jundt…
About the XXth century, Charles Walch, Robert Breitwieser, Léon Lehmann, Muslin, Roger Muhl, Charles Spindler and many others are the protagonists.
Théodore Deck, the ceramist born in Guebwiller (Alsace) in the XIXth century, founded an internationally known Parisian workshop and directed the Manufacture de Sèvres. A selection of his great work is available at Bertrand Klein’s boutique; vases, planters, large dishes and polychrome celadon green or yellow gold trinkets adorned with flowers, birds and butterflies, or covered with the famous “Bleu Deck”. These items are exposed in the most prestigious museums on the planet such as the Metropolitan Museum in New-York City, Victoria-Albert Museum in London, Arts Décoratifs in Paris but also in Berlin and Munich. A delightful museum in Guebwiller, Théodore Deck’s hometown, offers to discover Deck’s story, his manufacture, his researches and some 500 devices.
Design is another Pascale and Bertrand Klein’s specialty. The 1930s creators’ work, composed of engraved and sandblasted glass, shagreen, Macassar ebony, Rio rosewood, nickel plated steel, polished or satin aluminum, was a wave of creativity.
This modernism was repeated in the 1950s until being amplified in the 1980s with an explosion of creations. Many rare items such as commode signed by Majorelle or Leleu, Raphael or Ron Arad can harmoniously match with a XVIIth wardrobe.