Contemporary edition of 30 pieces with certificate
Model created for the collection "Paquebot France"
Yves BADETZ, "Maxime Old, architecte-décorateur", éditions Norma, 2000, p. 229, 236, 248, 259
About Maxime Old
A designer and interior architect, Maxime Old came of age in 1930s France as part of a generation of designers who formed a bridge between artisanal traditions, Art Deco, and the country’s iconic postwar innovations in design. Born into a family of cabinetmakers, Old was liberal in his design references, with particular interest in the Bauhaus and Art Deco. He was famously instructed and mentored by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, whose emphasis on rationality, clean lines, and a workshop mentality (vs. the “ego” of many contemporaries) would influence Old profoundly. In parallel with his furniture commissions, usually made in rich, warm woods like mahogany and ebony, Old nurtured an impressive network of interior design clients, outfitting banks, embassies, luxury hotels, and cruise ships throughout France.