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Paul FOLLOT (1877-1941)

Son of wallpaper fabricator Felix Follot, brother-in-law of fashion designer Paul Poiret, student of Grasset, he first studied sculpture before entering la Maison Moderne of Julius Meier-Grafe in 1901 where notably he met Maurice Dufrene.

In 1923, Fallot assumed the management of the Pomone workshop of the Bon Marche [department store]

The production of Paul Follot, comprised of furniture, fabrics, various objects of interior décor, reveals a predilection for a precious art, refined, very balance, a search for a decorative effect with rigorously selected materials.

At the Exposition of Decorative Arts in 1925, Follot furnished and decorated the Pomone pavilion with very classical, architectural, tightly structured and traditional sets.

 

Cf. P. KJELLBERG, Art Déco, Les maîtres du mobilier, Le décor des paquebots, Ed. de l’Amateur, Paris, 2000, p. 98 to 100