SS FRANCE “Paquebot FRANCE, Design Embarqué”

The exhibition “Ocean Liner France, Design at sea” closed its doors in the Spring of 2014 at the Musee d’Art et d’Industrie  (Museum of Art and Industry) in Saint-Etienne, France.  The exhibition ran from October 2013 and closed in April 2014 with some 31,000 visitors to the Museum.

MaritimeMatters has been in touch with Commissioner General, Franck Sénant, Engineering Heritage Regional Conservation of Historical Monuments, Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Rhône-Alpes who shares his photographs from the exhibition.

All photographs are copyright Franck Sénant 2014

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The original illuminated letters of the ss FRANCE, from between the two funnels were are installed in the grand staircase of the museum during the exhibition.
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originals models, plans, posters, photos for the conception and construction of the last french liner

originals models- funnel and propellers4

 

Painting by Albert Brenet

Painting by Albert Brenet

Propeller models

Propeller models

SS FRANCE Classic funnel design

SS FRANCE Classic funnel design

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originals models, plans, posters, photos for the conception and construction of the last french liner3

 

Contributors to the exhibition

Contributors to the exhibition

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originals models, plans, posters, photos for the conception and construction of the last french liner4

originals models, plans, posters, photos for the conception and construction of the last french liner2

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Second class furniture designed by Jacques Dumont

Second class furniture designed by Jacques Dumont

Second class dinning room furniture by Marc Simon

Second class dinning room furniture by Marc Simon

Designs by Marc Simon

Designs by Marc Simon

Bernard Dunand designs

Bernard Dunand designs

Bernard Dunand designs

Bernard Dunand designs

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France, design, luxury at sea2

France, design, luxury at sea

Original puppets

Original puppets

Original puppets

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Original panels by Bernard Dunand for the private  first class small room

Original panels by Bernard Dunand for the private first class small room

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Dishes, crystal, silverware on board 3

Dishes, crystal, silverware on board 2

Art of French Living and gastronomie

Art of French Living and gastronomie

Art of French Living and gastronomie

Art of French Living and gastronomie

art of French Living and gastronomie

Cabin designs by Henri Lancel

Cabin designs by Henri Lancel

Chair of the luxury suite Ile de France by Marco Zanusso

Chair of the luxury suite Ile de France by Marco Zanusso

Chair of the luxury suite Ile de France by Marco Zanusso

Chair of the luxury suite Ile de France by Marco Zanusso

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French line posters 1962-74

French line posters 1962-74

Posters from France and Norway

Posters from France and Norway

The map of the French-Line routes in 1950

The map of the French-Line routes in 1950

The End at Alang, India where the FRANCE was scrapped

The End at Alang, India where the FRANCE was scrapped

 

http://www.musee-art-industrie.saint-etienne.fr/

Martin Cox

Martin Cox

MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland.Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.
Martin Cox
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