Suzanne GUIGUICHON (1900-1985): 1940's limed-oak dining suite



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Suzanne GUIGUICHON (1900-1985): Dining suite in limed-oak veneer with buffet, dining table with two leaves and 8 chairs, modernist shape. Circa 1948.
Buffet opening with two side doors (one shelve) and four drawers on the middle. Height: 98cm/38 1/2in - Length: 180cm/71in - Depth: 50cm/20in
Dining-table. Height: 75cm/29 1/2in - Length: 150cm/59in - Width: 90cm/35 1/2in. Plus two leaves of 35cm/13 3/4in.
Chairs. Height of the back: 80cm/31 1/2in - Height of the seat: 45cm/17 3/4in - Width of the seat: 43cm/17in - Depth of the seat: 40cm/15 3/4in

Suzanne GUIGUICHON (1900-1985):
French decorator and furniture designer born and active in Paris. From 1929, she was active as a designer with Maurice DUFRENE at 'La Maîtrise' design atelier of Galeries Lafayette, Paris, designing, for the most part anonymously, furniture, clocks, lighting, fabrics, rugs , and accessories. Her work (a bedroom with Gabriel ENGLINGER) was shown in 'La Maîtrise' Pavilion at 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes' receiving a gold medal. In 1930, set up her own studio, 54 rue de Clichy, Paris, her furniture produced by various manufacturers in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, particularly SPEICH Frères. In the 1930's, her work was shown regularly at Salons of 'Société des Artistes Décorateurs' and 'Salon d'Automne'; also at 1935 'Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles' and 1937 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne'. Clients included private and contract clients; she was commissioned to design an office for the mayor of the 6th arrondissement, Paris, and in 1947, bedrooms of French President Vincent AURIOL in Château de Rambouillet and the Palais de l'Elysée, Paris. She taught at Ecole de l'Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Lucien FARNOUX-REYNAUD: "Suzanne Guiguichon" in: Mobilier et Décoration, 1938, pp.281-292.

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