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Jean Royère

“Ondulation” coffee table, ca. 1955

Gilded iton, partially mirrored glass
12 × 35 × 17 1/2 in
30.5 × 88.9 × 44.5 cm
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“Ondulation” coffee table by Jean Royère(1902-1981), having sinusoidal waves in gilded iron forming …

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“Ondulation” coffee table by Jean Royère(1902-1981), having sinusoidal waves in gilded iron forming the frame, with glass top edged with mirror backing, creating a delightful optical illusion of completing the half circles formed by the portion of the frame exposed around the top, essentially forming floating golden …

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Jean Royère
French, 1902–1984
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Jean Royère was already 29 when he decided to quit his job and take up design. He began his second career in Paris’ cabinetmaking workshops, before receiving his first big commission, designing a new layout for the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysées in 1934. From then his luxurious style caught the eye of the world’s elite, and he spent the rest of his career designing couture furniture and spaces for the likes of King Hussein of Jordan and the Shah of Iran. Unlike the modernists who came before him, the self-taught designer offered a more sensuous approach to design. He reveled in color, working with rich jewel tones, precious materials, velvets, brass, and satin, with shape and material as his only ornamentation.

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“Ondulation” coffee table by Jean Royère(1902-1981), having sinusoidal waves in gilded iron forming …

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“Ondulation” coffee table by Jean Royère(1902-1981), having sinusoidal waves in gilded iron forming the frame, with glass top edged with mirror backing, creating a delightful optical illusion of completing the half circles formed by the portion of the frame exposed around the top, essentially forming floating golden …

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Jean Royère
French, 1902–1984
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Jean Royère was already 29 when he decided to quit his job and take up design. He began his second career in Paris’ cabinetmaking workshops, before receiving his first big commission, designing a new layout for the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysées in 1934. From then his luxurious style caught the eye of the world’s elite, and he spent the rest of his career designing couture furniture and spaces for the likes of King Hussein of Jordan and the Shah of Iran. Unlike the modernists who came before him, the self-taught designer offered a more sensuous approach to design. He reveled in color, working with rich jewel tones, precious materials, velvets, brass, and satin, with shape and material as his only ornamentation.

Jean Royère

“Ondulation” coffee table, ca. 1955

Gilded iton, partially mirrored glass
12 × 35 × 17 1/2 in
30.5 × 88.9 × 44.5 cm
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location
New York City, New York
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