Jean-Michel Frank, ‘Rare two-seater settee’, ca. 1936, Phillips

Produced by Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, p. 221
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, 'Jean-Michel Frank: l’étrange luxe du rien', L'Œil, June 2003, p. 77 for three-seater example
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: l’étrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, p. 125
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30, Paris, 2009, p. 91

Private collection, Buenos Aires
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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

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