JACQUES EMILE RUHLMANN
Sketches for the 'Miroir-socle", circa 1920.
A MODERN MUSEUM PIECE
Lalou was the first historic piece to join La Chance collection. Lalou was originally design in 1928 by Art Deco superstar Jacques Emile Ruhlmann.
The mirror is composed of three simple parts: a base, a structural piece for the back of the mirror, and the mirror itself.
A simple, elegant and ingenious construction. This clear –even blunt- approach is also a trademark of La Chance products. The Lalou mirror perfectly fits in La Chance collection and it is difficult to believe very graphic and pure design is 90 years old.
Jacques Emile Rulhmann (1879 – 1933) was a major figure of the Art Déco movement.
He was both designer and decorator and he designed luxury interiors and furniture for his prestigious clients.
He created a revolutionary style but relied on the most traditional technics and noble materials. His pieces are still astonishingly modern, functional and elegant.
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Lalou. Circa 1928. Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann's artworks.
Most pieces Jacques Emile Ruhlmann designed where created for specific projects and customers. This mirror is unusual as it is one of the few pieces that can be found in various projects along Ruhlmann's career.
The idea for this simple table mirror appeared for the first time in his sketchbooks dating from the early twenties but it is found in a project for the first time in 1928 for the mansion of Mr. René Lalou
-hence the name of the mirror- who was at the time the president of the Mumm champagne house. The mirror then became one of the trademarks of Ruhlmann and it was regularly featured in his projects with different materials and slightly different dimensions, becoming one of the first “edition piece” of the designer.
The original versions of this mirror are now museum pieces and regularely appear in the Art Deco auction sales and best Ruhlmann collections. La Chance partnered with the best expert of the designer to create a faithful museum quality edition of this
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Mat black lacquered birch