Description

Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq
Desk, 1960
Glass, palissander
29.53 H x 62.99 x 31.5 inches
75 H x 160 x 80 cm
Edition Jules Degorre

Philippon and Lecoq were among a group of young architects who changed the face of French furniture production in the 1950s and 1960s. Their furniture combines minimalism with a pervasive sense of architectural refinement and elegance.

This desk is the first model, produced by Jules Degorre in 1960. It is an exemplary witness of the duo’s obsession with orthogonality and minimal structures.
 

Literature:

Yolande Amic, Interieurs: Le Mobilier Francais 1945-64, Editions du Regard, Paris, 1983, p. 109

Patrick Favardin, Les Decorateurs des annees 50, Norma, Paris, 2002, p. 264 (similar model)

L'Atelier de Recherche et de Creation du Mobilier National (1964-2000), Mobilier National, Paris, 2001, p. 18

 

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