Paul Kiss (1885 – 1962) Hungarian Metal worker

Paul Kiss Metal Worker
Paul Kiss Metal Worker

Paul Kiss (1885 – 1962) was Hungarian metalworker he was born Belabalva (now Romania). He was professionally active in Paris. 

Biography

He settled in Paris in 1907, where he worked for metalworkers Edgar Brandt and Raymond Subes. After World War I, set up his workshop and showroom in rue Delhomme, Paris. He designed and produced (sometimes with Paul Feher) and restored historical monuments. He had clients, including the Kings of Egypt and Siam (now Thailand). He designed and forged Porte du Monument aux Marts de la Guerre, Levallois-Perret. Motifs of birds and plants, some figures, and geometric forms were incorporated into his wrought-iron lighting, stands, consoles, doors, grilles, and railings. Sometimes resembling Michel and Jules Nics’s lighting, Kiss’s fixtures were old-fashioned and of high technical quality, with the slenderest attenuations and mounts holding alabaster, engraved glass, and marble shades and panels. 

Recognition

He received a silver medal for the monument at Levallois-Perret, shown at 1924 Salon of Societe des Artistes francais. Kiss’s work was shown at Salons of the Societe des Artistes francais, Societe des Artistes Decorateurs, and (including a pair of wrought-iron doors for Pavilion Savary) 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decorat-ifs et Industriels Modernes.‘ 

Works

Lamp, ca. 1930

Lamp with stepped, wrought-iron base upon which a fluted column springs from stylized foliage and curling vines to support a cascading glass shade accented by wrought-iron art deco palmettes. The round bulb is controlled by a beaded brass cord that glints against the dark, dappled texture of base.

Paul Kiss | Art Deco chandelier, France (1920s-30s) | Artsy

From Rago/Wright, Paul Kiss, Art Deco chandelier, France (1920s-30s), Patinated wrought iron, alabaster, four sockets, 40 × 17 in

Paul Kiss | Art Deco chandelier (1920s-30s) | Artsy

From Rago/Wright, Paul Kiss, Art Deco chandelier (1920s-30s), Patinated wrought iron, alabaster, four sockets, France, 40 × 17 in

High Style Art Deco Picture Frame, Fer Forge, by Paul Kiss, Signed

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Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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