International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris 1925

Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts

April 28, 1925 - October 25, 1925


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Collector's Hotel (Ruhlmann)

Collector's Hotel (Ruhlmann) at the Exhibition Paris 1925

P. Patout, architect. Frieze by J. Bernard, sculptor. Masonry by Rontaix; framework by Berger; staffs by De La Personne & De Saunière. "The Glory of Jean Goujon by Janniot, sculptor
Architect(s) : Pierre Patout

Collector's Hotel (Ruhlmann) at the Exhibition Paris 1925

Panel on the fireplace of the Grand Salon. Painting by J. Dupas.
Architect(s) : Pierre Patout

Collector's Hotel (Ruhlmann) at the Exhibition Paris 1925

Ceiling of the Grand Salon Painted by Rigal.
Architect(s) : Pierre Patout

In the Hôtel du Collectionneur, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, nicknamed "the Pope of Art Deco", developed the full extent of his expertise as an architect and designer. A publication of the time gives a very precise list of the collaborators in the design: Bourquin created the gilded panelling; the sculptor Charles Hairon, the carved wood; Émile Gaudissard, the carpet; François-Émile Decorchemont, Frédéric Kiefer, Eve Le Bourgeois, the objects in the showcases; Joseph Bernard, the sculptures on the lady's desk and on the fireplace; François Pompon, his famous Bear

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann designed one of his masterpieces of cabinet making, the very graceful Bureau de dame a cylindre in Macassar ebony and ivory denticules. The architecture of the
The architecture of the pavilion was entrusted to his friend Pierre Patout and the exterior sculpture Hommage à Jean Goujon was created by Alfred Janniot. Following the Paris exhibition, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann was called to New York in 1926, Tokyo in 1928, Barcelona and Porto in 1929.