CABINETS OF CURIOSITIES
The dawn of the nineteenth century is considered the golden age of natural science. It was at this time, while museums sought to enrich their collections under the impetus of the Museum of Natural History of Paris, that Deyrolle is born.
A UNIQUE STORY
With a keen interest in entomology, Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle, taxidermist at the Museum of Natural Sciences of Lille founded this unique house in Paris in 1831. His son Achille quickly took over. Having the same passion for entomology, they developed a flourishing trade based on the sale of insects and materials from the Natural History collections, while developing the activity of taxidermy.
Deyrolle became the first supplier of Public Instruction, now known as the Department of Education. Under the name of "Musée scolaire Deyrolle", the house published an edition of coloured pedagogical wall charts.
“EDUCATION BY THE EYES IS THE LESS TIRESOME FOR THE MIND. HOWEVER, THIS EDUCATION CAN ONLY BEAR ITS FRUITS IF THE DESCRIBED MATERIALS IS PERFECTLY ACCURATE.”ÉMILE DEYROLLE
DEYROLLE FOR THE FUTURE
A new collection of educational charts was launched in 2007 now under the name Deyrolle pour l’Avenir (DPA) –‘Deyrolle for the future’ in English, a series of pedagogical charts which tackles contemporary environmental and societal issues. Deyrolle is an official partner of the COP 21 for education and organises exhibitions at the Pont d’Iéna and UNESCO.
L'ARTISAN PARFUMEUR X DEYROLLE
L'Artisan Parfumeur’s La Botanique collection celebrates nature in its most abstract and mysterious forms. It brings to life a reimagined, sublimed nature. The perfume house, founded by Jean Laporte, has called upon the bicentennial Parisian cabinet of curiosities Deyrolle, to make its inspirations and daydreams come to life. The collaboration between Deyrolle and L'Artisan Parfumeur intends to enrich the harmony between an illustrated and a fantasised nature.
“OBSERVE, UNDERSTAND, LEARN, DREAM, WALK; PRESERVE, TRANSMIT FOR THE FUTURE.”Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, owner of Deyrolle