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Robert Mallet-Stevens - Chair of the villa Cavrois - 1930 / reedition 1978<br/> &copy;  madd-bordeaux - L. Gauthier
Robert Mallet-Stevens - Chair of the villa Cavrois - 1930 / reedition 1978
© madd-bordeaux - L. Gauthier
object n°01

Chair by Robert Mallet-Stevens

CAPC depot

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.

object n°01 (pdf)

previous objects of the month

object N°53
Gift of the Friends of the madd-bordeaux - Inv. 2020.18.1 to 2020.18.11
object n°52
Purchase from the City of Bordeaux - Inv. 82.3.1
object n°51
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv. 7110
object n°50
Fixed under glass: glass, oil paint, gold and palladium leaf - Gift of Mr Daniel Thierry - Inv. 2018.1.1
object n°49
after Eugène Lami (1800 - 1890), 1829 - Purchase from the City of Bordeaux, 1958 - Inv.58.1.2270
object n°48
Don du designer au madd-bordeaux en 2018 - Inv. 2018.15.1
object n°47
Deposit of the Musée national de céramique, Sèvres, 1978 - Inv D 2008.0.81 to 109
object n°46
Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1
object n°45
Gift of the Association des Amis des Musées de Bordeaux, 1996 - Inv 96.2.15
object n°44
Gift of M. Olivier Droin, 2017 - Inv 2017.1.1
object n°43
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv 9988
object n°42
Gift of the Kreo Gallery, 2014 - Inv 2014.10.11
object n°41
Deposit of the CHU of Bordeaux, 2009 - Inv D 2009.6.4
object n°40
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv 46 33
object n°39
Gift of the Bordeaux Friends of Vincent Poujardieu, 2011 - Inv 2011.2.2
object n°38
Purchase by the City of Bordeaux with the help of the Friends of the Hôtel de Lalande, 1986 - Inv 86.3.10
object n°37
Deposited in 1924 in the museum
object n°36
Gift of Arc en rêve - architecture centre, 2001 - Inv 2001.6.1