Jean Cocteau

The Maison Jean Cocteau

The great artist’s home in Milly-la-Forêt

The Maison Jean Cocteau in Milly-la-Forêt is a great source of inspiration for us and our console table was created with the great French artist’s enchanting house in mind. Our table is in solid beech wood and can be varnished in two different shades.

Jean Cocteau purchased Milly-la-Forêt in 1947 with his muse and lover Jean Marais and lived in it until his death in 1963. The walls of the house are adorned with his murals, his study and the Grand Salon are filled with countless photographs, drawings, and various souvenirs. This mesmerising house gives one a glimpse into the artist’s brilliant mind.

The art critic Colin Walter asserted that “Jean Cocteau has been the most complete artist of our century”. We certainly agree that he remains, to this day, one of the most versatile and prolific artists the world has ever seen. Jean Cocteau, poet, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, film director, and designer, had a unique aesthetic that inspired everything he did be that staging a scene or painting murals. He was an exceptional visual inventor, certainly very much ahead of his time in how he created imagery in an analog manner that could only be emulated decades later through computer technology. His films ‘La Belle et la Bête’ and ‘Orphée’ are a testament to his creative mind in conjuring magical imagery.

The house and the Chapel of Saint-Blaise-des-Simples, where the tomb of Cocteau is located, are open to the public.

Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau’s desk at Milly-la-Forêt
Débarcadère Console
Débarcadère Console table is in solid beech wood
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