Cabinet in the Manner of Jean Michel Frank

Cabinet in the Manner of Jean Michel Frank

7,800.00

A unique cabinet with an opalescent gleam, in the manner of Jean-Michel Frank. Gypsum panels are set in a solid bronze frame. This cabinet is a stunning piece, and embodies perfectly Jean Michel Frank’s style, an artist in the Art Deco movement, and an apostle of absolute minimalism. He chose a surprising material – one totally unprecedented in the history of furniture – when making this cabinet. Gypsum is a mineral that comes to life by absorbing salt water, which lends it a flaky, crystalline appearance with a chalky, neutral color. It can be transparent or opaque, and gives off a soft glow. It becomes plaster when demineralized. Frank opted for a ‘poor’ material in its raw, untransformed form to design a piece of furniture, where the art of refinement scales new heights. This cabinet is the only piece of gypsum furniture known – an enthralling example of design simplicity and minimalist chic. It marvellously embodies the notion that beauty can be found in the utmost sobriety – confirming the celebrated adage "less is more".

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