To help students find work in an increasingly competitive environment, the School must offer the highest possible level of training by providing access to unique expertise, techniques, teaching, and resources.
It must also further dialogue with the business world in order to help students understand the reality of their future profession and to offer training adapted to the economic, social, and environmental challenges of tomorrow.
The École des Arts Déco receives support from:
The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation
The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation has created, along with the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs—an art and design grande école dedicated to creation and innovation—the Bettencourt Schueller Program for Innovation & Expertise, the goal of which is to develop innovation and research in art and design, as well as an interdisciplinary approach. The Foundation has made a commitment of five consecutive years. As part of the Program, the École des Arts Déco has made selective choices and invites key figures of reference to the School. It has also chosen to work alongside major workshops that are meeting the challenge of innovation while preserving their expertise and identity.
The state-approved Bettencourt Schueller Foundation was founded in 1987 by Liliane and André Bettencourt and their daughter, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.
The Foundation co-develops, funds, and supports original and innovative projects implemented by exceptional scientists, craftspeople, creators, or key players in society, contributing to the expression of talents and to social progress.
The cultural commitment of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation is primarily expressed through the support of French applied arts and of the excellence in know-how, through the "Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la Main" and through sponsorships at institutions such as the Fondation du Patrimoine, Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique, the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, the École Boulle, the Cité d’Aubusson, D’DAYS, and Design Parade.
The École des Arts Déco warmly thanks the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation for its generous long-term support and commitment.
International Flavors and Fragrances
For more than five years, the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), one of the world leaders in perfume creation, have been hosting an annual event that combines fashion and perfume. This year, under supervision by Fashion Design department coordinator Gilles Rosier, eight students each presented their diploma collection accompanied by an exclusive perfume "custom-made" by an IFF perfumer. Presentations of the collection were staged and highlighted in the form of dance performances by students from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. Two musical interludes performed by students of the Conservatoire opened and closed the event.
The Clarence Westbury Foundation
Support from the Clarence Westbury Foundation enabled the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs to fund study trips by 3rd-year students during the 2012-2013 academic year. The students were thereby able to attend major international events in art and design.