Accomplished architect and decorator, Michel Roux-Spitz was a recipient of the Prix de Rome
and a frequent exhibiter at the Parisian Salon des Artistes Decorateurs. During his time at the Villa Medici, he met painter Jean Dupas and sculptor Alfred Janniot, two artists who became his lifelong collaborators. Their first project was Roux-Spitz’s residence on rue Guynemer, then on rue Litolff and finally the architectural masterpiece of the Art Deco period, the Villa Greystone, which was completed right before WWII.
Our modernist pair of club chairs was made for the rue Litolff project, but later moved to Villa Greystone in Dinard, France where they were definitively placed in the grand salon next to the bay window. Roux-Spitz’s collaborated with Janniot between 1938 to 1939 in the decoration of the villa.
Coveted by connoisseurs, Roux-Spitz’s furniture is very rare. Yves Saint-Laurent was known to collect his work and more recently, Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris acquired his personal desk.