MAISON BAGUÈS (XXe siècle)
Baguès was born in Auvergne around 1840 and became famous internationally as a creator of art lighting. In the beginning it specialized in liturgical bronze and the company quickly developed by the end of the 19th century thanks to bronze lighting brought about by the generalization of electricity.
During the 1920s, Victor and Robert Baguès enlarged the bronze lighting collection of their father and created their own iron models: the range Baguès is composed of Parrots & Foliage chandeliers and wall sconces.
Some of the most well known art directors and decorators of that time appeared in the Baguès order books, to include: Jansen, Raymond Subes, and Armand Albert Rateau. The latter who, in 1928, created the arrangement for the decoration of Jeanne Lanvin’s mansion.
In between both wars, the development extended onto the international stage, and permanent establishments were created in New York, Rome, and Cairo. The activity also extended into the manufacturing of stairway banisters and metal gates, which are still in position in numerous places in Paris, such as the Golden Door and the Theater of the Champs-Elysees.