Posts Tagged ‘interior design’

Artist of the moment………..Jean Royere

 

Jean Royere was a French artist and interior designer. Art was his second career, his first career was as an export and import dealer.

Jean Royere was born in the year 1932. Royere learned the art of furniture and design by taking classes in cabinet making at the age of 29 he started his artistic career.

The artist was highly popular with the elite and included the Shah of Iran and King Hussein of Jordan as clients. Royere had offices reaching from Latin America to the Iran.

Royere moved to the United States in 1980. He would remain there for the remainder of his life.

Jean Royere passed away in 1981.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $60,000. Royere worked with metals, woods, iron, crayon, and watercolor and produced many mixed works over his lengthy career.

In this clip we view a sofa designed by Royere. The couch reminds me of the wonderful pink couch that guests would sleep in at Andy Warhol’s Factory:

Royere was a master at creating wonderful shapes in his furniture. Normal straight lines are given incredible curves and rounded lines rather than flat and boring edges.

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Artist of the moment……Shiro Kuramata

Shiro Kuramata was one of the most influential interior designers of the 20th century born in Japan in the year 1934.

One of his most successful designs was the “How High is the Moon Chair.” Below is an example of this style of chair.

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Kuramata was among the most experimental designers using materials like steel to produce couches and other interior furnishings.

Shiro Kuramata passed away in 1991.

In the beginning of this clip are credits and a few images of the artist. I would move ahead to 1:25 and you may view some Kuramata’s most famous works including the chair Miss Blanche.

price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $260,000.

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Artist of the moment……Jean Dunand

Jean Dunand was a fantastic artist and interior designer born in Lancy, Switzerland in the year 1877. He was renown for his use of lacquer and is considered by many to be the best lacquer artist in history. Began studying art in school at the Geneva School for the Arts.

Dunand was inspired to learn the art of working with lacquer from a Japanese artist who grew up in an area renown for its lacquer output, this is the northern part of Japan. Dunand was based out of Paris, France. He took 13 lessons from the master and kept great notes that are available in book form.

Worked with the artist Jean Lambert Rucki on some collaborations including some very stylish Oriental folding screens similar. Here are some examples of this work.

In 2003 a watch company was formed in Switzerland that works with his designs.  Here is a link to this site:

http://www.jeandunand.com/

In this clip we view a serpent vase made by Jean Dunand.

Dunand passed away in 1942 at the age of 65 years of age.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $650,000.

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