The École des Arts Décoratifs was founded in 1826 by Charles Perrault, an author and member of the Académie Française. It was originally intended as a school for the training of artisans and craftsmen. However, over the years it has evolved into a leading institution for the study of design and the arts.
The École des Arts Décoratifs is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, near the Luxembourg Gardens. It is made up of several buildings, including the Palais du Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.
The school has a long tradition of excellence in the arts and has produced many notable alumni, including fashion designers Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, and architects Le Corbusier and Jean Nouvel.