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Francis Jourdain

Rare pair of Beechwood Armchairs Attributed to Francis Jourdain, France, 1930's

€7,000.00

Francis Jourdain

Rare pair of Beechwood Armchairs Attributed to Francis Jourdain, France, 1930's

€7,000.00

Pair of Beechwood armchairs with a raked back attributed to Francis Jourdain produced in the 1930's built out of wood and intertwined rope strings.
Iconic model represented in the Pompidou Museum in Paris and a sketch of this creation can be found on the artist's wikipedia page.
 
Additional Information
Creator: Attributed to Francis Jourdain
Origin: France
In the style of: Art Deco
Date of Manufacture: 1930's
Materials and techniques:  
- Carved Beechwood
- Intertwined Rope
Condition: Good vintage condition, partially restored
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions:  Height: 79 cm I Width: 64 cm I Depth: 73 cm  
Seat Height:  36 cm
Weight: 11 kg 
Number of items: 2

 

About Francis Jourdain (1876-1958)
Painter, furniture maker, interior designer, maker of ceramics and other decorative arts Francis Jourdain was a pioneer of the Art Nouveau style and distinguished as a decorator after the Villa Majorelle project in Nancy.
Jourdain published many articles on modern art and aesthetics in which he attacked the ostentatious luxury that was typical of contemporary French design. His own designs were simple, with straightforward construction.
He collaborated with Le Corbusier in 1920 in publishing a journal titled L'esprit nouveau, subsidized by the government. It advocated standardization and industrial production as an alternative to individual design, as a requirement to rebuild the shattered French society and economy of the years following World War I. 
Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Jourdain#/media/File:Francis_Jourdain_417_fauteuil_1930.jpg, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Jourdain