The Company was founded in 1988 by Patrick RICHARD, designer
After six years of fine arts studying, at first in Paris( France) then in San Francisco (USA) Patrick Richard began to work as a designer just after getting graduate “Bachelor of fine arts”.
Beside his job, Patrick Richard’s favourite hobby was “building miniature scenes ,framed for decorating his home”.. When visiting him,& seeing his art productions, his friends encouraged him to set up his own company to sell it.
It’s how “La Ruée vers l’Art” began.
The activity of the company is based on producing/manufacturing & selling 100% handcrafted in France ( nearby Barbizon, well know impressionist art painters village) decorative items called “art shadow boxes” or “dioramas” or “ 3 dimensional assemblages “(depending on countries) based on various themes ,mainly men oriented, such as classic or racing cars ( formula ones) , airplanes, motorcycles, sports, hobbies & professions .
Each piece is handmade to order , with meticulous attention to details & will never be exactly the same than another one even if it looks alike.
Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity., is numbered & signed by the designer.
Delivery time is around 4 weeks., depending on how many pieces are requested at a time per order.
The “patient-miniature-detailed” & original art work ,its realism, the quality of the finishing & the final touch of humour make of this artwork a perfect, unique, original & personalized gift for men.
All these pieces can be either hung or displayed standing between shelves of a furniture.
In addition to its permanent regular catalogue, LA RUEE VERS L’ART also offers to trade companies & to private customers a specific service of personalization
- To Trading companies :
Production of « 3 D art shadow boxes » , even in big quantities, on specific themes/ subjects :
corporate & promotional gifts custom made in close partnership with the corporate customer, for a special corporate event: foundation, anniversary, new product announcement etc…
RENAULT (conventions,100th anniversary, new year wishes….), LILLY France laboratory (sales challenge) , St MICHEL Biscuits ( BAMBOULA new biscuit announcement) ,HYUNDAI USA ( new 4x4 car announcement) ……made us already confidence, in giving us the opportunity to promote their image through our “Art shadow boxes”
- To individual customers :
A complementary personalization is available, for example:
- Specific car registration plate numbers for a specific car included in the scene, , specific car painting , specific car type ( as long as it exists in Die cast model) etc…
- In the range of « professions », a small specific diploma related to the profession ( lawyer, doctor, vet, dentist…) & made to order to the name of the recipient ( Dr Richard, Doctor in Cardiology….) reduction of the original diploma can be included too,
- Personal photos reduced from the original ones can be also included in our art work
Please do not hesitate to contact us for a custom created piece: from your detailed request we will send you a sketch & a quote .
we are always delighted to create & innovate for you!