by Boris Jean Lacroix (1902-1984)
France, 1931

12” high; 10" wide

Spherical vase with cylindrical neck and geometric sand-blasted design on clear glass.

Boris Jean Lacroix had a prolific career designing wallpaper, furniture and interiors, and most notably for his modernist lighting. Lacroix began his career in 1920 at the design house of Alfred and Paul Dumas. Then from 1925-30, Lacroix transitioned to designing fashions for the Parisian haute couturière Madeleine Vionnet who would soon commission Lacroix to decorate the interiors of her private residences. This led to his experimentation in furniture design. Cubist in his designs, Lacroix used geometric forms, rigorous lines and right angles to create furniture – using a mix of woods, metals and leather produced by cabinetmaker Régamey – and his avant-garde lighting. During this period he met and worked with J.M. Frank, Pierre Chareau and Jean Dunand. Then in 1946 he returned from wartime Lyons to Paris and worked with his fellow avant-gardists at the Union des Artistes Modernes. Lacroix’ ensuing career focused around designing lighting and interiors, in addition to his co-editing Art et Décoration and showing regularly at the Salons d’Autumne and Salons of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs.

Etched Boris Lacroix cachet and numbered and dated No. B.80-1931.

$10,000 – Inv. #1205