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Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941)

Pair of Leather Armchairs, 1930

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Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941)

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Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941) is a legendary French designer who has shaped timeless design in the 20th century. With a quest for simplicity that transcends forms and spaces, and an inimitable style termed ""poor luxury,"" he invented spaces akin to meditation and dreams. Exploring the idea of ""furnishing by unfurnishing,"" Frank broke conventions and subtly merged radical simplicity with sophisticated materials. Perhaps it's this fusion of lightness and rigor, of dreams and minimalism that made him so mythical, quickly garnering attention from collectors like Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, and the Rockefellers. His life, a blend of paradoxes and elegance, is an almost novel that unfolded between the two world wars, marked by friendships with luminaries like Alberto Giacometti, Christian Bérard, and Salvador Dalí. Today, Galerie Maxime Flatry proudly defends Jean-Michel Frank's legacy—an all-time favorite.

Currently Exhibiting at DESIGN MIAMI.BASEL 2024 Pair of important armchairs in their original leather with sycamore feet, circa 1930.  • These armchairs are a variant of the ‘Confortable’ model, created for the salon of Marcel Rochas which was entirely decorated by Jean-Michel Frank around 1930 • Provenance: Seymour Stein, acquired from Christie's New York, 1986 • The ‘Confortable’ model armchairs are reproduced in P.–E. Martin–Vivier's ‘Jean–Michel Frank,’ Paris, Norma Editions, 2006, page 33 • This pair of armchairs is offered with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean–Michel Frank Circa 1930 Materials: leather, sycamore.

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