René Herbst, ‘Rhythmic composition’, 1925, Fromkin Fine Art

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.

French, 1891-1982