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JACQUES-ÉMILE RUHLMANN (1879-1933)

"Cuellar" Wing Chair, model 101AR/221NR, circa 1925

In amaranth, with visible frame going all over the back and the armrests with flat cuffs resting on the front upright. The low band rests on two bead-shaped legs in gilted bronze with flat capitals at the front, and two saber back feet. Satin velvet upholstery.

H 75 - L 60 - P 87 cm (H 29.5 - W 23.6 - D 34.3 in)

History

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, surrounded by a group of about forty artists, created a pavilion presenting the "ideal interior" of a modern collector at the International exhibition of modern decorative and industrial Arts in 1925. It was an absolute total work of art where architecture, interior decoration, furniture, sculpture and art objects formed a unique and luxurious set. The pavilion was a huge public success and was soon the subject of numerous publications. Despite its temporary existence, it is now considered as one of the most significant achievements of the interwar period and of the Art Deco spirit.

Exhibitions

Hôtel du Collectionneur, International exhibition of modern decorative and industrial Arts of 1925, Paris.

Bibliography

Florence Camard, "Ruhlmann", Éditions du Regard, Paris, 1983, p. 91.
Florence Camard, "Ruhlmann", Éditions Monelle Hayot, Paris, 2009, p. 180.
Léon Deshairs "Exposition des arts décoratifs de 1925 : L'Hôtel du Collectionneur, groupe Ruhlmann", Éditions Albert Lévy, Paris,1926, pl. XIII.
Gabriel Henriot, "Le Pavillon du Collectionneur," Mobilier et Décoration, July 1925, pp. 120 and 122.