From a series of 3 preparatory gouaches for staff office-library of René Herbst
Signature: Signed and dated lower right
About René Herbst
Most known for his work with the modern movement and Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM), French designer René Herbst began his prolific career as a furniture designer and interior decorator in Paris. There he founded a manufacturing company Établissements René Herbst to produce the revolutionary and functional pieces of furniture he designed. His radical “Chaise Sandows” furniture made of nickel-plated tubular steel and rubber strips, stretched taut and fastened by hooks to the back of the seat, epitomized Modernism in its fusion of form and function.