This rare, complete furniture set—a sofa and three lounge chairs—was designed by Jean Royère between 1955 and 1957 for the Fernandinis in Peru. Royère designed many interiors for this important family for villas in Lima and Ancon and at la Tapada. Sketches and blueprints for the villa at la Tapada can be found in the Royère archives at MAD in Paris.
Born into a wealthy French family, Royère (1902-1981) embarked on his design career rather late. In 1931, at age 29, he went to learn his new profession in the cabinetmaking workshops of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. Just a few years later, he was deemed an international design sensation—a stature he would hold until the 1970s. His clients included luminaries like King Farouk, King Hussein of Jordan, the Shah of Iran, among many more.
Wooden structure re-upholstered with a Pierre Frey velvet.
Sofa: Height: 79 cm, 31 in - Lenght: 196 cm, 77 1⁄4 in - Depth: 85 cm, 33 1⁄2 in Lounge chairs: Height: 31 cm, 31 in - Width: 57 cm, 22 1⁄4 in - Depth : 85 cm, 33 1⁄2 in.