Featuring more than 6,000 pieces, the Louvre's Department of Sculptures is home to one of the world's most impressive collections of its kind, and to the largest collection of French sculptures. Works include a great number of winged figures - angels, cupids, goddesses and victories - spanning human history, from its very beginnings to the 19th century.
Diving into the labyrinthine museum, designer, interior architect and globetrotter Marie Christine Dorner set out to rediscover these highly diverse pieces. By turns moved and spellbound by what she saw, at the request of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, Dorner created "Wings of the Louvre", a line of products inspired by
by the wings of some of the Louvre's finest sculptures.
Along with the symbol of the wing, this line was in large part informed by the concepts of travelling, freedom and weightlessness, as evidenced by the creator's choice of materials and the sleek shapes. There is a piece for every occasion: scarves and shawls, travel accessories, embroidered brooches, steel pendants, porcelain rings and pendants, and glazed earthenware vases, trays, boxes and trinket dishes.
Marie Christine Dorner's projects bear the stamp of her multicultural "French touch"; her meticulously executed creations reflect a great passion for materials, traditional crafts and cutting-edge technology. In 1995, the city of Paris awarded her the "Grand Prix du Design" and in 2012 she was named "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres".