Paul László ( February 6th, 1900 – March 27th, 1993) was a Hungarian-born architect and interior designer whose work spanned eight decades and many countries. László built his reputation while designing interiors for houses, but in the 1960s he largely shifted his focus to the design of retail and commercial interiors. This pair of side chars from 1947, spotted in the Donzella booth at the 2022 Salon Art + Design are an excellent example of his design aesthetic
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Eye On Design: Paris Opera Coat By Paul Poiret
In 1903, French couturier Paul Poiret made his first loose dress with hints of the kimono shape, and by 1906 he had presented his first collection to be worn without a corset. Poiret’s self-confessed lack of sewing skills pushed him to experiment with sculpting fluid garments directly on the body. Continue reading Eye On Design: Paris Opera Coat By Paul Poiret
Eye On Design: Gothic Sofa By Kimbel and Cabus
This visually arresting, deep-teal hued Gothic sofa by Kimbel and Cabus (circa 1875) presents a paradox. The angled arms and legs meet to suggest adjustability or flexibility, but the strong mortise-and-tenon joints that secure the legs and rails render motion impossible.
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