Perhaps the most important representative of French Art Deco was Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann. Ruhlmann's parents already owned a decoration company, which their son continued and expanded. His breakthrough came in 1913 when he exhibited at the Salon d`automne in Paris. In 1919 he founded a decoration company together with the painter Pierre Laurent, with which he gained international recognition. He was known worldwide for using only the finest materials.


  • Title: Canapé
  • Creator: Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Ruhlmann Meubliers (Etablissements Ruhlmann et Laurent), Paris
  • Date Created: 1922
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 62 cm
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: © Bröhan-Museum
  • External Link: Bröhan-Museum
  • Medium: Macassar ebony, ivory, cotton
  • Artist Dates: 1879 - 1933

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