Andre Domin Dominique & Marcel Genevriere Aluminum Stool for the Officers Dining Room of the Aircraft Carrier “Le Clemenceau”, 1960
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Leather-wrapped circular stool mounted on four lacquered metal legs finished with brass feet. H : 18 3/4 in; Diam : 12 1/2 in. [47cm, diam. 33cm] Reference: Dominique: Décorateur - Ensemblier du XXe Siècle', Félix Marcilhac, pg. 301 Naissance d'un Bateau: Le Clemenceau, Prague, ppg. 29-30 .
Designed for the then flagship french aircraft carrier Clemenceau, these stools come from the officer’s dining room. Domin and Genevière also known by the one word moniker 'Dominique' , began collaborating in the 1920s. Dominique quickly established itself; their early works in the Art Deco style were featured in trend-setting exhibitions such as the 'L’Exposition Internationale des Artes Décoratifs' et 'Industriels Modernes' in 1925. After creating furniture for the silver designer Jean Puiforcat, Dominque, Pierre Chareau, Pierre Legrain, Raymond Templierand Jean Puiforcat formed the Groupe de Cinq in 1926. In 1933 the duo began working for the 'Compagnie Generale Transatlantique' for whom they would design many ocean liner interiors.