ANDRÉ MONPOIX – N°151

The chair 151 created in 1953 by André Monpoix and edited from 1954 by Meubles T.V. (Tricoire & Vecchione) is exemplary, by the purity of its lines and its quality of realization, of the French design of the 1950s. André Monpoix uses from 1953 a recently developed material, the isogaine, both for the seat and the back. The designer and interior decorator Alain Richard chose this model to furnish the experimental house of Ionel Schein presented in 1956 at the Salon des arts ménagers.
Since 1983, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has had a copy in its collections (inventory number 54419), notably presented during the exhibition Mobi Boom: l’explosion du design en France, 1945-1975, in 2010.

André Monpoix (designer, 1953), Meubles T.V. – Tricoire & Vecchione – (publisher, 1954), Pair of armchairs n°151, c. 1954.

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DIMENSIONS & CONDITIONS

Height 66,5 cm
Width 60 cm
Depth 71 cm

Good original conditions.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dominique Forest (dir.), Mobi Boom : l’explosion du design en France, 1945-1975, Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Les Arts décoratifs, 2010, p. 211.

Patrick Favardin , Les décorateurs des années 50, Paris, Editions Norma, 2002, p. 230. 

Catalogue Meubles T.V. (Tricoire & Vecchione), s.n., s.l., 1954, n. p.

BIOGRAPHY

André Monpoix (1925-1976) is a French designer and interior architect. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratif from 1945 to 1949, with teachers such as Jacques Dumond, Maxime Old and René Gabriel. At the end of his studies, he joined the workshop of his former teacher, René Gabriel. Following the sudden death of the latter, he was hired by Jacques Dumond before finally becoming independent in 1953. From this date on, he developed a pure aesthetic vocabulary, close to that of his friend Alain Richard. However, his death in 1976 put an early end to a rich and promising career.