Finest Post-War French designs at TEFAF

Jean Royère (1902-1981)  “Polar bear” sofa, Ca. 1947

Jean Royère (1902-1981)

“Polar bear” sofa, Ca. 1947

Curved sofa re-upholstered with red velvet,  5 cylindrical oak legs  H. 28,7 x L. 92,9 x W. 48 in.

Curved sofa re-upholstered with red velvet,

5 cylindrical oak legs

H. 28,7 x L. 92,9 x W. 48 in.

Design dealer François Laffanour will bring iconic pieces of furniture by famous French designers to this year’s TEFAF.

TEFAF returns to Maastricht from March 16th-24th, bringing together 280 exhibitors in fine art, antiques, and design. Attracting the wide variety of exhibitors and collectors, TEFAF is defined by diversity, as one can meet new collectors, usually not in attendance of a design-only fair. François Laffanour has an established presence at the fair, and this year has selected to exhibit a set of major pieces from the French post-war furniture. Quite a few items by Charlotte Perriand—a five-seater bench, cherrywood corner desk, and rectangular sideboard in pinewood. “Polar bear” sofa, a red velvet creation of Jean Royère, will also be on the view, as well as swiveling armchair by Jean Prouvé among other iconic French designs.

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