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Guillemette L'Hoir Paris Multicolored "French Bakelite" Galalith Necklace, 1970s

François Schoenlaub discovered Galalith in 1976. He contacted a French factory which still produced Galalith (Ets Feuillants Ezy S/Eure) and set up the company GUILLEMETTE L'HOIR - PARIS (named after his companion of the time). His first collection of jewellery was refined and minimalist in style was met with instant success.

Mixing Galalith with other materials like precious wood, plexiglass, horn, black rubber, each piece cut and crafted by hand and then polished. He invented subtle ranges of colour, taking inspiration from the major creative trends of the time, notably the Memphis group, resulting in eye-catching jewelry. He was asked by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris to make jewelry to add to their basic collections.

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