André Groult (1884 – 1967) French interior designer and furniture designer

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André Groult (1884 – 1967) was a French interior designer and furniture designer who contributed to the Art Deco movement. Curving and organic shapes, as well as vibrant materials, characterised his work. As a result, his art has been described as a blend of tradition and modernism.

Biography

Groult worked in the conventional 18th- and early 19th-century style associated with Louis Süe and André Mare in the 1910s and 1920s, creating furniture that invoked a sense of warmth and security. In 1912, he developed an interest in fine wallpaper and toile (boldly printed, ornate fabric patterns). He published drawings by Marie Laurencin, d’Espagnat, Albert Laprade, Dresa (André Saglio), Paul Iribe, and his own.

  • Chiffonnier Antrophomorphe (1925), Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris by André Groult
  • Pair of Andre Groult French Art Deco Ebonized and Gilt Leopard Print Bergeres / Armchairs
  • A pair of upholstered walnut 'Gondola' armchairs, circa 1925 by André Groult.
  • Lady's desk and her chair by André Groult (1913)

He developed a woman’s bedchamber with a pink and grey palette for the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. The room has well-kept Soie needlework on the walls. The room’s furnishings were rounded and upholstered in natural Galuchat.

Groult was the designer of the first-class cabins of the ocean liner SS Normandie in 1935.

Sources

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

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, March 4). André Groult. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:37, June 10, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Andr%C3%A9_Groult&oldid=1010223564

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