Jean-Michel Frank, ‘Light diffuser’, 1930-1935, Phillips
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Light diffuser, 1930-1935

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16 1/2 in
42 cm
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Phillips

42 cm (16 1/2 in.) diameter, variable drop
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. …

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Design/Decorative Art
Jean-Michel Frank
French, 1895–1941
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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.

Jean-Michel Frank, ‘Light diffuser’, 1930-1935, Phillips
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About the work
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42 cm (16 1/2 in.) diameter, variable drop
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Jean-Michel Frank
French, 1895–1941
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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.

Light diffuser, 1930-1935

Plaster
16 1/2 in
42 cm
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