Royere pieces are coveted around the world and are amazing investments with results constantly on the rise for these classic and rare designs. When this gorgeous 1950’s stool came up for auction, I knew I had to get it. It has elegantly curved Sycamore legs and its original silk velvet upholstery as well as interesting provenance-it has had only one owner-a prestigious architect in Avignon, France.
In 1931, aged 29, Jean Royère (1902-1981) resigned from a comfortable position in the import-export trade in order to set up business as an interior designer. He learnt his new trade in the cabinetmaking workshops of Paris. In 1934, he signed the new layout of the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysées and found immediate success. This was the beginning of an international career that was to last until the early 1970s. He also designed the interior for the Hôtel Saint-Georges in Lebanon A key figure of the Avant-garde in the 1950s, Royère tackled all kinds of decoration work and opened branches in the Near East and Latin America. Among his patrons were King Farouk, King Hussein of Jordan, and the Shah of Iran, who were captivated by his freedom of creation and his elegance and entrusted him with the layout of their palaces. Royère pioneered an original style combining bright colors, organic forms and precious materials within a wide range of imaginative accomplishments.
Creation Date: c. 1950
Materials: Sycamore and Velvet
Condition: Very Good Vintage
Creator: Jean Royeye