Georges-Henri Pingusson - Design New York Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hôtel Latitude 43, Saint Tropez
    Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    G. H. Pingusson, “Un Hôtel à Saint-Tropez: Latitude 43,” Architecture d'aujourd'hui, no. 9, December 1932, p. 19
    Arlette Barré-Despond, UAM: Union des Artistes Modernes, Paris, 1986, p. 486
    Simon Texier, Georges-Henri Pingusson, Paris, 2011, pp. 82-83, 108

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present armchair is from the Hôtel Latitude 43 in Saint Tropez, Georges-Henri Pingusson’s famous and perhaps most-admired building design, where this model was used in guest rooms and the hotel lobby. Pingusson was a member of the U.A.M. (Union des artistes modernes) and was a prolific architect and designer who was active through the postwar period. He is also well-known for designing the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation, a memorial to the 200,000 people deported from Vichy France during World War II that was inaugurated in 1962 on the Île de la Cité in Paris. An example of the present model armchair is in the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.


Rare armchair, from the Hôtel Latitude 43, Saint Tropez

circa 1932
Painted steel, beech.
29 7/8 x 26 5/8 x 38 1/4 in. (76 x 67.7 x 97 cm)

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,500

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New York Auction 6 June 2019