Designer’s Alphabet, M is for…………

Photo by the Author from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art.

durer-latin-mLouis Majorelle (1859 – 1926) a French furniture designer and manufacturer, and leading figure in the Art Nouveau style. Classically trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His designs feature an organic theme often incorporating flowing plants and flowers sculpted in wood and metal, along with naturalistic themed marquetry designs that included metals and semi-precious stones. Majorelle’s factory was devastated by fire and then looted by the German army in WWI, bringing his work to a tragic end. Here’s a link to the DIA (Detroit Institute of Art) with a closer look at this cabinet.

George R. Walker

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