While we were at the Palace of Fontainebleau we happened upon an exhibition called Design à la Cour which I didn't quite appreciate until I looked up the details later. I thought it was just about retro furniture.
There was more to it - cupboard after cupboard full of identical pieces of beautiful porcelain. The whole was intended to show that mass produced objects can also be works of art. It would have helped if I'd seen this video first. (in French).
Découvrez Design au Château de Fontainebleau : meubles d'hier et d'aujourd'hui