Chair by Robert Mallet-Stevens
This chair, rediscovered in the 1980s, is attributed to Robert Mallet-Stevens (Paris 1886 - Paris 1945): a similar one appears in a photo of the kitchen of the villa of M. Cavrois, in Croix near Lille, for which the architect designed the project and the entire layout. The huge villa was commissioned in 1929 and delivered in 1932.
It owes its emergence from anonymity to the interior designer Andrée Putman, who in 1978 created the Ecart agency and reissued rare pieces from the 1930s and 1940s. The chair she edited was based on the Villa Cavrois model in various colours, black and white. It was then seen in several of Andrée Putman's projects, such as the CAPC in Bordeaux in 1984, when it was refurbished by Valode & Pistre and the Ecart agency. The finish chosen for the CAPC is an anthracite grey epoxy lacquer.