Paul Dupré Lafon (1900-1971)

Paul Dupré Lafon was a French Art Deco designer and architect.

He studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Marseille and graduated then as an architect and decorator in 1923. Inspired by Cubism, he invigorated the functional forms of furniture. He privileged luxurious materials such as Macassar Ebony or Brazilian Rosewood . He combined them with stone or chromed steel to create contrasting effects. Called the ‘’decorator of millionaires’’, Dupré Lafon created beautiful interiors and furniture for a wealthy and fashionable clientele. He also worked for Hermès, designing accessories such as desk sets, lighting and even pieces of furniture.

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