Jean Royère, Yesterday and Today

A decorator, Jean Royère began his career during the 1930s with ornament and the use of natural materials as the keystone of his work. Emblematic of his production, the sofa Boule created in 1947, without a visible structure, is defined as a volume with organic contours. This work on free form extended equally to furniture, to mats and to lamps for this designer.

Today, Royère has lost none of his relevance even if contemporary creators do not claim his heritage explicitly. Benjamin Graindorge has revisited his techniques of straw marquetry while enriching them with the natural colours of wood, while Robert Stadler with Pouls&Pouf! has pushed the taste for free form to an extreme and here gives a form to the soft in an innovative way.