I had planned to visit the Museum of Decorative Arts in Marseille prior to our trip to the city. My interest was further piqued by posters and flyers dotted around the city of the ‘Pop Art Design’ exhibition by Hubert Le Gall at the Museum of Decorative Arts, which runs until 6 September 2015.
The museum, which is housed in Chateau Borely, was renovated for Marseille’s 2013 stint as a European Capital of Culture. The adjacent park is beautiful, but we weren’t able to explore it, as it was raining heavily.
I loved the hare’s ears seat.
There appeared to be a bit of a hare theme, as I spotted another in the dining room, sculpted as a candelabra, balanced on a top hat.
The bedroom contained some of Hubert Le Gall’s trademark flower patterns. Daisies were emblazoned on a sideboard.
There was a black multi flower rug sculpture on the floor.
The black and gold table on the first floor landing had what looked like a giraffe refection on the floor.
Another of my favourite exhibits was the fish dress.
There were some lovely glass pieces.
The Art Nouveau stained glass was beautiful.
The sun and cloud shelf was pretty.
There was a golden teddy bear style sculpture base for a reading light above a table in the drawing room.
And another similar sculpture in the fireplace.
I wasn’t quite sure which animal heads decorated the mirror frame, I thought maybe antelopes.
The spaghetti style chandelier was different to the more standard reflective crystal prism style.
The red and green flower pot chairs were fun.
I’d highly recommend a visit to the Museum of Decorative Arts in Marseille. If you buy a Marseille City Pass the 5 Euro entry fee is waived.