Charles PIGUET (1887-1942): 1930's pair of wrought iron chandelier, signed

 

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Charles PIGUET (1887-1942) : Pair of wrought iron chandelier for one candle. Stamped on the right foot ' CP '.

From the 30's

Height : 15,3 cm - 6 in
Length : 20,3 cm - 8 in
Width : 6 cm - 2 3/8 in

Charles PIGUET (1887-1942):
Born in Switzerland in 1887, he studied in the Fine Arts School and became architect in 1910 and worked in a big company in Lausanne. In 1913, he settled in Lyon and worked for Berliet. Remarked for his ability and precision he rapidly entered the drawing studio. During the First World War he created his own atelier to study and ameliorate the technics of ironwork. After the war, he decided to create his own company and since 1918 he exhibited to Salon d'Automne, Paris and also in 1925 Salon des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. His work is also shown in the article 'L'art du forgeron' in Mobilier & Décoration, 1921, in a special article on his work in Art & Décoration, 1923, and also in the porte-folio of Charles MOREAU on modern ironwork. He collaborated with the architect and furniture designer Michel ROUX-SPITZ (1888-1857) and realized beautiful doors, floor-lamps, chandeliers, tables, balconies, etc. All the pieces are hand-made and of beautiful quality, expensive and sold to the bourgeoisie. He became teacher in the Fine Arts School of Lyon and council member in the Exposition des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie moderne, 1937, Paris. His work is slowly hidden by the new iron Parisian designers Raymond SUBES and Gilbert POILLERAT. He died in 1942 of tiredness, completely exhausted by his work.

Bibliography:
Thierry ROCHE: Les Arts décoratifs à Lyon, 1910 à 1950. Beau Fixe. 1999.

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