Among the most influential figures of twentieth-century French design, Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq pioneered functionalist design that embraced industrial materials, while maintaining an undeniable commitment to artistic craftsmanship. The award-winning design and architecture duo mastered the ability to graft the industrialism of post-war design with the aestheticism otherwise left behind in early-twentieth century design. Their seamless mixture of organic and inorganic materials sets up mesmerizing juxtapositions of contrasting surfaces. In their “Pointe de Diamant” series, textured, sensuous mahogany and rosewood are coupled with pressed plywood doors coated in ultra-cool white lacquer. Philippon and Lecoq’s acuity to geometry adds yet another dimension of spectacular dynamics.
Mahogany, Maple-Inlay, Pressed Plywood, Chrome-Plated Steel
241 x 53 x 94 cm