Paul Follot's house on Victor-Schoelcher Street
On the occasion of the 37th European Heritage Days, which will take place on 19 and 20 September 2020, the Giacometti Institute is offering lectures presented by the journalist Léopold Diego Sanchez, about the former home of the artist-decorator Paul Follot, on Victor-Schoelcher Street 5th.
In 1914, the whole Paris was in a hurry for the inauguration of the house of the decorator Paul Follot, n°5 Victor Schœlcher street. The artist's formidable talent was expressed in this house, which was conceived as a showcase for his family life, a workshop and an exhibition gallery. Everything, in the white facade dotted with gold mosaic and ochre and dark blue ceramics, in the furniture, and in the interior decorations illustrates Paul Follot's inventiveness, and heralds the Art Deco of which he is one of the spearheads. This lecture invites you to rediscover this house, which has been restored with great care by the Giacometti Foundation and which it houses today.
Léopold Diego Sanchez is a journalist. After his studies at the University of Bonn, he joined the team of Louis Pauwels, who has just founded Le Figaro-Magazine, to which he contributed for several years. Interested in decorative artists, he devoted a monograph to Jean-Michel Frank before taking an interest in Paul Follot. In 2020, he published a book entitled "Paul Follot, un artiste décorateur parisien" (Paul Follot, a Parisian decorative artist) with AAM Editions.