Dupré-Lafon’s impressive Cubist-inspired pieces marry traditional functionality with geometric silhouettes.
In 1921, a young architecture graduate of Marseille’s École des Beaux-Arts, Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900–1971), moved to Paris, where he would make his name as an art deco furniture designer, whose impressive Cubist-inspired pieces married traditional functionality with geometric silhouettes.
Another hallmark of Dupré-Lafon’s work was his cool juxtaposition of materials. This skill drew many clients to him, from an elite hotel on Rue Rembrandt to the fashion house Hermès, and for the duration of his career, a roster of stylish patrons sought him out for his unique and stylish pieces. Even during this time Dupre-Lafon refused to exhibit his work, limiting his designs to his exclusive clientele. In his later years, the designer became a prolific author of books about furniture.
BAR A SKI
Lacquered wood, leather, bronze
H 58,5 x W 112 D 49,5 cm
H 23,1 x W 44,1 x D 19,5 inches
Lacquered wood, leather, bronze,
macassar ebony and ivory.
H 73,5 x W 183,5 x D 105 cm
H 28,9 x W 72,3 x D 41,4 inches
SWIVELLING DESK CHAIR
Leather, oak and metal
H 76 x W 55 x D 44 cm
H 30 x W 21,7 x D 17,4 inches