This circular study-library, designed by Pierre Chareau for the pavilion of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs at the Paris Exhibition of 1925, is topped by a dome supported by two wooden posts and featuring a fan-like structure that made it possible to adjust the amount of light.
For the 1925 Exhibition, the pavilion of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs designed a French Embassy. The most innovative decorators of the period contributed to the project, each being responsible for the decoration of one of the rooms in the pavilion. The anthropomorphic shagreen chiffonnier (chest of drawers) and the bergère armchair with its original velvet upholstery evoke the bedroom designed by André Groult for the ambassador’s wife.
The Amabssador’s study-library, designed by Pierre Chareau, was reconstructed with its dome ceiling and fan-like palm wood structure defining the central area with the desk and armchair. The hangings by Hélène Henry, the Mermaid rug by Jean Lurçat and the sculpture by Lipchitz (loaned by Marlborough International Fine Art) complete the decor.