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Paul DUPRE-LAFON (1900-1971)

Discreet and solitary, Paul Dupre-Lafron was only known through his works (architecture, furniture and objects) which were relatively few in number, and were custom ordered outside of any salons or advertising by a clientele of wealthy collectors.  He was nicknamed, “the decorator of the millionaires.”

Most of Dupre-Lafron’s furnishings were produced as unique, single-copy pieces of modernity and comfort.

His geometric forms, volumes of great rigor and absence of decoration were compensated by the nobility of his materials and the correctness of his proportions.

 

Cf. P. KJELLBERG, Art Déco, Les maîtres du mobilier, Le décor des paquebots, Ed. de l’Amateur, Paris, 2000, p. 92-94