In 1934 Marc du Plantier met the wealthy industrialist Jean Bignon who commissioned the young designer to remodel his Haussmann-style apartment next to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The project’s substantial budget allowed du Plantier to express himself without refrain. Original architecture of the apartment served as a beautiful frame for his incredibly refined and elegant furniture. The overall feel is a mix of antiquity - which has always been the artist’s passion - and modern minimalist esthetic. The salon, with its ivory lacquer columns on Pompeian style terracotta background, housed a series of du Plantier’s iconic pieces such as marble standing lamps and Egyptian daybed. In front of the majestic Roman marble fireplace, on a plush ivory fur stood our exquisite table. Its pure lines appear softer due to beautiful gilding, while the glass top lightens the piece. Marc du Plantier created the coffee table exclusively for Jean Bignon, making it exceptional not only in terms of quality but also one-of-a-kind.
Mr. Jean Bignon, Paris 1934
Rodier Family Collection, Paris
Art et Décoration, 1936, p.55 (article on the interior of Mr Bignon’s residence)
Badetz Yves, Marc du Plantier, Ed Norma p.2010, p.80.