Jean Royère

1902-1981

Jean Royère’s work is a reflection of himself, that ofa dreamer. Without anyformal training,he became a decorator because adventure was his prime motivation. He wantedhis fantasies to bewithout rules or regulations. He igniteda passion. The bad student was transformed into a determined worker who tried to challenge the conventional boundaries.

Howeverhe did not content himself  by simply takinghis conceptions abroad:  he brought in new techniques – most of the them unknown in France – and learned how to assimilate and expand his knowledge through these new and numerous experiences.   There is a style Jean Royère, mainly marked by the way he used diverse materials, meanwhile respecting his clientspersonality: wood, bamboo, cork, enamelled metal, straw but also briquette and terry towelling!

Jean Royère did not conceive isolated pieceswithout a complete encompassing architectural framework, freed of decoration or paintings.  He preferred vibrating coloured upholstery.  The chimney always found its place in the room and lamps with multiple metallic branches were erected as if they were curious flora.

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