The Main Foyer in the Paris Opera House, a theatre designed in the 19th century by Charles Garnier.
With its knowledge of art history and mastery of traditional techniques, Jouffre's specific expertise has been deployed many times for the renovation of all kinds of listed building.
A fascinating reproduction project, carried out alongside Alain-Charles Perrot, chief architect of the Monuments Historiques (listed buildings body). The Italian-style embroidered and draped pelmets, destroyed by fire in 1921, were thus able to be made in our ateliers and fitted, wholly in keeping with the descriptive documents of architect Charles Garnier, who had stated his wish to have imposing wall hangings woven in threads of silk and gold... So we worked on the silk from la Manufacture Prelle and on trimmings from Declercq Passementiers.
© Jean-Pierre Delagarde