Dufrene’s talent was so promising that in 1900, as soon as he received his diploma from l’Ecole des Arts Decoratifs (The School of Decorative Arts) in Paris, Meier-Grafe invited him to join his team of designers at la Maison Moderne (Modern House), a post that he occupied until the close of that shop a few years later.
His production in the early years of the 1900s was prodigious and he maintained that pace in the post-war period.
Dufrene worked in all of the domains of interior decoration, porcelain tableware, wallpaper, as well as leather goods.
Cf. A. DUNCAN, Luminaire Art Nouveau et Art Déco, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1980, p.75-76.