SAMY - GABRIEL (René) - GENET & MICHON - CHAMPION (Georges)Le Home moderne. 20 pages d'album en couleurs par Samy, René Gabriel, Genet et Michon, Georges Champion.
Paris, Librairie Ch. Massin, (1926).
Small folio, loose as issued in publisher’s cloth-backed printed portfolio with ties.
2 unnumbered leaves, 20 pochoir plates, several with gold or palladium highlights. Complete.
First Edition of a superb album of Art Deco furniture and interior designs by leading artists of the period.
René Gabriel (1890-1950), wallpaper designer by profession, he soon branched out into the related fields of fabrics and carpets and from there to porcelain decorator (for Sèvres), theatre design, and furniture ensembles; he participated in the pavilion of the “Ambassade Française” at the 1925 Paris Exposition.
The firm Genêt & Michon, set up in 1911, specialized from 1919 onwards in elegant lighting accessories and collaborated with the most famous designers of the time (Ruhlmann, Follot, Dufrêne).
Georges Champion (1889-1940), decorator by profession, designed furnishings marketed in the 1920s by Le Studio Gué, the interior decorating firm of Georges and Gaston Guérin, of which Champion became a director in 1928. His furniture is characterized by its large proportions, its rigorous linearity, and its provocative interplay of contrasting colours, sometime suggesting a de Stijl influence; he exhibited at various salons, including the 1925 exhibition.
Little is known about Samy.
A very good copy.
Ref. Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Furniture, pp. 41 & 87 / Not in Lamond & Addade, Portfolios modernes Art déco