PERFETTINI, Jean, DE CAUNES, Lison
Les Editions de L'Amateur
11 5/8" x 9"
The definitive book on the use of Galuchat as a luxurious material for objects and furniture. Galuchat, made from shark or ray skin, was named after a Monsieur Galuchat who used the material in the 18th century. Since then it has been employed by many designers and in its hey-day in the early 20th century was used by makers such as Clément Rousseau, Jacques-Émile Ruhlman, Jean-Michel Frank, André Groult and Jules Leleu. Galuchat covers this history and gives excellent illustrations of the designers' work.