A brightly instructive poster of "Endangered Species" on a wall in a writer's studio designed by Office Sian sent us looking for more examples of the style we think of as "Early Classroom." You can guess where that led: straight to Deyrolle.
The venerable Parisian shop, the last word in botanical posters—and natural curiosities and taxidermy—has thankfully been restored to a semblance of its grandeur after a devastating fire four years ago. We are pleased to see a selection of the Left Bank shop's vast inventory of posters available for purchase online. For more information, visit Deyrolle.
Above: Undersea curiosities and a poster depicting crustaceans, at Deyrolle. Image via South Acres Farm.
Above: In operation since 1831, when naturalist Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle established the business, the store was rebuilt in its current location at 46 rue du Bac after being nearly destroyed in early 2008. Image via South Acres Farm.
Above: Since the 1800s, Deyrolle has published teaching materials, including plaster anatomical models and colored wall charts, under the name "School Museum Deyrolle." Image via Hip Paris.
Above: The selection at Deyrolle brings to mind an image of one of those mad Victorian collectors who roamed the world, waving butterfly nets, filling Wardian cases with exotic plants, and bagging big game. Image by Deidal, via Flickr.
(N.B.: For more rooms with Wall Posters, see our Gallery.)