Jean-Michel Frank, ‘Pair of "X" table lamps, from the Hotel Horizonte, Mar del Plata’, ca. 1940, Phillips

Each: 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm) high, 10 in. (25.4 cm) diameter including shades

Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Manufacturer: Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"A Twentieth Century Apartment," Vogue, August 1929, p. 33
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Adolphe Chanaux, Paris, 1997, pp. 47, 87
François Baudot, Jean-Michel Frank, New York, 1999, pp. 57, 78
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period, New York, 2006, pp. 13, 131

Hotel Horizonte, Mar del Plata

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