Henri Lancel (1912 – 1976) French Decorator & Furniture Designer

Henri Lancel Side Board
Henri Lancel Side Board

Henri Lancel (1912 – 1976) was a French decorator and furniture designer. He worked professionally in Paris.

Jean Dunand, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, and Pierre Legrain of Groupe des Cinq were among his friends. He travelled to South America and Cuba between 1928 and 1930, working in exotic woods.

Between 1930 and 1940, he resided in Belgium. He returned to France in 1945. He designed furniture for MAF (Mobiliers et Ameublement francais), including a chest of drawers and an articulating mirror for the ocean liner France in 1961.

Suite de deux commodes du paquebot France, 1962 designed by Henri Lancel
Suite de deux commodes du paquebot France, 1962 designed by Henri Lancel

Source

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing. https://amzn.to/3ElmSlL

Additional Reading

Chadenet, S. (2001). French furniture: From Louis Xiii to Art Deco. Bulfinch.

Goetz, A. (2021). Presidential Residences in France. FLAMMARION.

Verlet, P. (1991). French furniture of the Eighteenth Century. University Press of Virginia.

Wannenes, G. (2000). Eighteenth Century French furniture. Editions Vausor.

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