Fernand Nathan was a French painter, decorator and furniture designer. He was born in Marseille.
A painter before becoming active as an interior architect, he was a cabinetmaker and designer of lighting, printed fabrics, and furniture. His furniture reflected the influences of Chippendale, Louis XVI, Directoire, Restauration, and Louis Philippe styles. Some of Nathan’s furniture was produced by Beyne. From 1922, he designed simple lacquered models for La Maitrise decorating studio of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. Some of his fabric designs were produced by Cornille.
He first showed his work (a dining room) at the 1913 Salon of Societe des Artistes Decoratuers.
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