Offered by: Béton Brut
30 Felstead Street London 12 , England Call Seller 44.788.195.3708


Renou & Génisset desk Produced by La Crémaillère, France, 1950s

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  • Description
    André Renou (1912-1980) and Jean-Pierre Génisset’s (1911-1998) designs centred functionalism and the reduction of form. Renou had been taught by Louis Sognot in the late 1920s and brought technical knowledge of working in wood. Génisset had a talent for understanding the importance of the final presentation of a concept or project. This elm desk, with its practical boomerang shape and pliable treatment of hefty wood is a perfect encapsulation of Renou and Génisset’s special partnership. Reminiscent of works by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Chapo, it has a special provenance – it came out of a modernist house in central France designed and built by Le Corbusier’s master builder.

    In good vintage condition, minor age wear. Some patina around the base of the desk, see pictures.

    H76.5 W240 D120cm
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1950-1979
    Creation Date: 1950's
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: G317
    Incollect Reference #: 500955
  • Dimensions
    W. 94.49 in; H. 30.12 in; D. 47.24 in;
    W. 240 cm; H. 76.5 cm; D. 120 cm;
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