Modern French shop-fronts and their interiors. With a foreword by James Burford.
London, John Tiranti & Company 1927.
(10) pp. and 54 photographic plates (complete as issued!).
32 x 25 cm. Original cloth backed boards.
First English edition illustrated with 54 full page photographic plates of Art Deco Parisian store front facades and interiors. Includes 2 page plates index. An exquisite collection of detailed photographs depicting Paris at the zenith of the Art Deco area. Magnificently evocative representations of Art Deco architecture and interiors for a diverse variety of Parisian Cafe´s, Bars, Clothing Stores, Patisseries, etc.
“René Herbst (1891-1982) is best-known as furniture designer and interior decorator. After architecture studies in London and Frankfurt, he travelled extensively in Russia and Italy. He returned to Paris in 1919, where he started working as furniture designer and interior decorator. To make the products he designed, Herbst founded Établissements René Herbst. In 1925 René Herbst designed several exhibition stalls for the "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes" in Paris. In 1927 René Herbst came up with a radically functional design for seat furniture: the "Chaise Sandows". René Herbst launched the "Chaise Sandows" at the 1929 Salon d'Automne. In 1930 René Herbst joined Robert Mallet-Stevens, Francis Jourdain, and others in founding the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM); a large group of artists and designers committed to Modernism soon joined. In 1945 René Herbst was elected chairmen of the UAM.” www.deconet.com