Jean-Michel Frank, ‘Desk’, 1937-early 1940s, Gallery BAC

Signature: “Comte S.A.” label impressed with “3261″ in drawer

Image rights: Gallery BAC

Gallery BAC, Jean-Michel Frank in Argentina, New York, 2010, pg. 58; Mo Amelia Teitelbaum, The Stylemakers: Minimalism and Classic Modernism 1915-1945, London, 2010, pg. 232; Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank: Adolphe Channaux, Paris, 1997, pg. 86; Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period, New York, 2008, pg. 23 (for similar 3-drawer model)

About Jean-Michel Frank

French interior designer Jean-Michel Frank championed minimal interiors through the mixing of styles and cultures. According to Frank, “the noble frames that came to us from the past can receive today’s creations.” The severity of modern design was lessened by Frank’s all-encompassing approach that gladly mixed styles, cultures, and materials to create multi-dimensional surfaces and compositions. Frank’s playful combination of spare and rectilinear details, inspired by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, and sumptuous materials such as shagreen, mica, and straw marquetry helped soften the oftentimes austere interiors pioneered during the period in France and abroad.

French, 1895-1941

Fair History on Artsy

Gallery BAC at Collective Design
Galerie Marcilhac at Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair 2015
Galerie Marcilhac at Biennale des Antiquaires 2014