Jean Dourgnon (1901–1985) was a French lighting designer and engineer.
He studied at the École Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris, until 1923
He started doing in-depth research on lighting in 1928. He joined forces with designers René Herbst and Pierre Chareau, lighting engineers André Salomon, and architects Robert Mallet-Stevens and Georges-Henri Pingusson to found the Association Française de l’Éclairage in 1930. He joined UAM in 1930, and in 1947 he was elected its president (Union des Artistes Modernes). Participated in UAM group events beginning with their 1930 (1) exhibition and contributed dramatic lighting effects to their 1932 and 1935 shows. In addition, they collaborated with André Sive in the UAM pavillion at the 1937 Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris. Together with Mallet-Stevens and Salomon, they created the substantial vertically illuminated area for the 1935 Salon de la Lumière. supervised the lighting and photographic sections for UAM’s 1949 (I) “Formes Utiles” exhibition. took part in the 1953 ‘Formes Utiles’ lighting preparation.
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