Directoire style Mahogany stool. Solid tripod frame in Honduras mahogany, varnish finishings. Seating upholstered in white and covered with Customer’s Own Material (COM) Stool available in many dimensions, wood species and wood finishings.


Directoire style was a period in the decorative arts, fashion, and especially furniture design in France concurrent with the Directory (November 2, 1795–November 10, 1799), the later part of the French Revolution. The style uses Neoclassical architectural forms, minimal carving, planar expanses of highly grained veneers, and applied decorative painting. It is a style transitional between Louis XVI and Empire styles.

The Directoire style was primarily established by the architects and designers Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pier François Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853). Furniture and objects discovered during Pompeii excavations influenced the French Directoire style. In its use of Neoclassical architectural form and decorative motifs the style anticipates the slightly later and more elaborate Empire style, which was introduced after Napoleon established the First French Empire.


Vosges custom fabricates French Neoclassical chairs for luxury residential projects. We mainly design and produce pieces from photos, sketches or drawings provided by architects and designers. Vosges consequently adapts dimensions, materials and finishings to your own’s specifications. Our design team also provides shop drawings and samples of finishings for approval.

Source: Wikipedia.

Photo: Thomas Hennocque