Andre Hermant (1908 – 1978) French architect and furniture designer

Andre Hermant Table 1937, France
Andre Hermant Table 1937, France

Andre Hermant (1908 – 1978) was a French architect and furniture designer.


He studied at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Paris.


In 1936, he became a member of UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes); after World War II, he participated in the reconstruction of the port of Le Havre under the direction of architect Auguste Perret; in 1948—52, he was vice-president of UAM and originated the idea of its ‘Formes Utiles’ manifested through 1949-50 (I) exhibition, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris; published the book Formes Utiles (1959) under the sponsorship of Salon des Arts Ménagers; from the mid-1930s, designed sheet-metal and glass furniture; in 1969, was the architect of Musée Marc Chagall, Nice.


He designed the architecture gallery in the UAM pavilion and the Pavilion of Rubber at the 1937 Paris ‘Exposition Internation- ale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne.’ ‘Economical’ prefabricated house shown at 1954 (XI) Salon de l’Habitation sponsored by Salon des Arts Ménagers and later built for Dr Faure as the ‘Formes Utiles’ house, Port-Marly.


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


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