Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux

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In the 20’s two men meet and inaugurate a collaboration that launches them into the center of Parisian art life. Frank and Chanaux develop a classic expression of spaces and search for “Balance“. They turn elegant sobriety into an art : they surprise. “A room may be luxuriously appointed by unfurnishing it“. Shapes are naturally pure and materials luxuriously natural, parchment, scraped oak, sandblasted oak, shagreen,… The variety and the originality of their creations seem infinite. Frank and Chanaux decorate apartments for Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, Nelson Rockefeller, Jean-Pierre Guerlain and Louis Aragon… The War puts an end to their collaboration.

Frank leaves Paris and goes to New-York, where, unable to bear the strain of the tragic events in Europe and his own exile, he commits suicide in 1941. After the war, Chanaux becomes the artistic counsellor of Guerlain until his death in 1965. The Frank and Chanaux creations are among the most exquisite and sought after by art collectors. Present designers worldwide find inspiration in their work to create the most beautiful contemporary furniture.

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CONSOLE TABLE 1935
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DINING TABLE 1935
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PRESIDENT’S DESK 1930
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SIDE BOARD 1932
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ROUND DINING TABLE 1935
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CUPBOARD 1932
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CUBIC LAMP 1930
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END TABLE PAGODE 1935
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X STOOL 1934
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COFFEE TABLE X 1934
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CONSOLE DROITE 1935
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BERGÈRE 1930 RATTAN
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BERGERE 1930
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RATTAN BRIDGE 1935
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RATTAN CHAIR 1935
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CHAIR 1930
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BRIDGE 1935
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UPHOLSTERED BRIDGE 1935
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BRIDGE METTEUR EN SCENE 1932
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ARMCHAIR 1940
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CANAPE CLUB 1930.
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ARMCHAIR CLUB 1930
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1928 CROISILLON TABLE LAMP