Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941)
He decorated with plain-lined but sumptuous furniture made of luxury materials. Therefore, he employed materials such as shagreen, mica, parchment and intricate straw marquetry. Icon of the Art Deco style, Frank was the most influential designer of the 1930s. He collaborated with artists or architects such as Christian Berard, Alberto and Diego Giacometti or Emilio Terry. He is recognized today by leading designers as one of the greatest sources of inspiration to many present-day designs. Frank created a unique collection of home furnishing for Hermès in the 1920s.