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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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Fauteuils
Fauteuil Club 1930
In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Canapés
Canapé Club 1930
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Canapé 1940
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Fauteuil 1940
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Chaises et tabourets
Bridge Metteur en Scène 1932
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Chaises et tabourets
Bridge Tapissé 1935
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Bridge 1935
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Chaise 1930
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Chaise Rotin 1935
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Bridge Rotin 1935
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Bergère 1930
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Bergère Rotin 1930
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Tables et bureaux
Console Droite 1935
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Table Basse X 1934
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Tabouret X 1934
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Table Pagode 1935
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Luminaires
Lampe Cubique 1930
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Buffets et bibliothèques
Meuble d’Appui 1932
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Buffets et bibliothèques
Buffet 1932
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Bureau de Direction 1930
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Table Ronde 1935
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Tables et bureaux
Console 1935
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In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Tables et bureaux
Table 1935
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LAMPE CROISILLON 1928
In / Jean-Michel Frank & Adolphe Chanaux / Fauteuils
FAUTEUIL CUBE 1928