The Easel

30th June 2020

A Space Where the Soul Could Go to Rest

After WW1 what mattered to chic Parisiens was “being modern”. It was the perfect milieu for Frank. Appalled by cluttered, bombastic furniture, he helped pioneer a minimalist aesthetic in interior design. Individual pieces of his furniture could be “severely modern”, yet as elements of a room design, they contributed to his signature look – “classical curves and symmetry, a becalmed air, and a sense of past and future seamlessly merging.”