Our favorite design chapter in the history of design is 1950s French decoration. And our favorite designer is Jean Royere (1902 - 1981), one of the most significant figure of this style.

This interior screen called Tour Eiffel s├ęparation morale which was designed by Royere in 1947 was auctioned at the Phillips de Pury & Company auction held in New York last week. The screen was not sold and we are asking why? Because it is one of the best example of the Royere decorative as well as very abstract design thinking.

Tour Eiffel was his whole collection of furniture which he has designed as a tribute to the construction elegance of the famous Paris monument. Raw steel construction of the tower was imagined into the delicate interior piece of the total abstract decorative pureness. Great piece!