Unesco

Unesco

Place Stanislas, Place d’Alliance, Place de la Carrière : three squares, three works of art, three unique monuments which together are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

The artistic movement Art Nouveau flourished in Nancy and across Europe from the late 19th century, its influence is particularly visible in Nancy architecture.

Nightlife

Nightlife

If you are searching for options for an evening out, you will always find what you are looking for in Nancy! Bars, restaurants, theatres, concerts, nightclubs, bowling…

Be charmed by Nancy

Be charmed by Nancy

Fairytale cobbled streets, elaborately decorated monuments, a village atmosphere in the centre city and the surrounds, Nancy’s personality always shines through.

Nature

Nature

Nancy is a surrounded by forest, green rolling hills and winding rivers. It is green and leafy, with a botanic culture.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy

Discover the flavours behind Lorraine’s reputation for quality produce, products and dining options. Why not tour the markets or take a cooking class?

Shopping

Shopping

Love to shop ? In Nancy you can shop ‘til you drop! From food to fashion, ornaments, art, world renowned glassware or souvenirs, you will always find what you are looking for!

Conventions

Conventions

Business events, conferences and conventions. Nancy has all the required assets, right in the heart of the city, to make your event world class.

Daum

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Daum

Daum Collection

La collection Daum au musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy

Daum and Nancy are two inextricably linked names synonymous with one of France’s greatest glassworks. Established at the end of the 19th century, Daum’s renown was originally linked to the Ecole de Nancy movement, burgeoning at around the same time. Longevity and creativity have been the company’s enduring watchwords and its production has always moved with the times, particularly in the art of pâte-de-cristal, a major contributing factor in terms of its worldwide reputation.

The Daum Collection at the Nancy Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum): with more than 600 items on display, the Daum glasswork in the Nancy Fine Arts Museum is held up as a reference collection by the scientific community and the public alike. Indeed, it is fair to say that it has no equivalent in any French or foreign museum. The collection is of top-notch aesthetic and historic quality and documents the history of glass manufacturing since it began in the 1880s through to items produced in the 1990s.

Daum production in Nancy, the shop, and manufacturing at Vannes le Châtel: One of the remarkable characteristics of the Daum production process is the length of time it has enjoyed an unsullied reputation. Today the company’s strength lies not only in the creation of one-off pieces, but in improvements in present-day production quality and the development of tableware.  Today, a creative team designs and tests prototypes in the original glassworks in the centre of Nancy; the workshop produces the more unusual pieces. The unique Daum factory shop offers end-of-lines or slight seconds (often invisible to the naked eye) at very reasonable prices.

Workshop visits could be possible, on reservation and for groups of 10 to 15 people only. Contact: 33 (0)3 83 30 80 24.

The showroom in Place Stanislas offers one-off items as well as glasses, small ornaments and jewellery.

Mass production, including tableware and jewellery, is still underway at the Daum manufacturing company over at the Vannes le Châtel glassworks, 20 km outside Nancy on the road to Toul.

Daum, a family history: In 1871, Jean Daum, a notary in Bitche, moved to Nancy and bought a local glassworks manufacturing ordinary glassware. His sons, Auguste and Antonin, soon joined him in the business. In around 1891, Antonin Daum set up an artistic department. Working with major artists such as Jacques Gruber, Henri Bergé and Amalric Watler who introduced the pâte-de-verre technique, the company’s production joined the Art Nouveau movement and took part in practically all the universal expos. After the First World War, Paul Daum developed the new Art Deco aesthetic. After the Second World War Henri and Michel Daum concentrated on the transparency of the glass and clean-cut lines. Since then, Daum has collaborated with a series of over 350 great names, including Salvador Dali and César, and more recently Hilton Mac Connico, Garouste and Bonnetti and Christian Pillet in the creation of pâte-de-verre objects.

www.daum.fr

DAUM workshop (workshop and factory shop): 17 rue des Cristalleries – 54000 Nancy, France

DAUM boutique showroom: Place Stanislas – 54000 Nancy, France

DAUM factory: 54112 Vannes le Châtel, France 

 
 
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