"Jean-Michel Frank" 1980 CHANAUX, Adolphe (SOLD)

CHANAUX, Adolphe

[215] pp.

Editions du Regard


12 1/4" x 9 1/4"

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Jean-Michel Frank (28 February 1895 – 8 March 1941) was a French interior designer known for minimalist interiors decorated with plain-lined but sumptuous furniture made of luxury materials, such as shagreen, mica, and intricate straw marquetry. He had an eye for exotic patterns, specifically in veneers, including snake and sharkskin. His work became widely known in the 1930's when select, higher classes demanded his furniture. He is known for being associated with the Art Deco movement.

Today, Frank is recognized by leading designers around the world as one of the greatest sources of inspiration to many present-day designs. His works are highly sought after by leading collectors worldwide. Many of the premier auction houses offer his pieces, and prices are often in excess of 200,000 EUR. An important exhibition was mounted towards the end of 2010 at a leading gallery in New York's SoHo. This exhibition highlighted Frank's work with Comte in Argentina.