Janine Abraham and Dirk-Jan Rol for Edition Rougier sculptural woven rattan lounge chair on black enameled steel frame and tripod legs with round ivory bouclé cushion, France, 1950s. This iconic basketweave designed lounge chair is beautifully and organically shaped giving the chair a dynamic and playful tilt. It is considered by many to be one of the most important rattan chairs in the history of design. The removable cushion is newly made and upholstered in a luxurious Holland & Sherry Melissani White or ivory bouclé fabric.
Janine Abraham and Dirk-Jan Rol met at Jacques Dumond’s studio in 1955. The couple shared the same love of precision, line and plain colors. Their earliest joint creations were first exhibited at the Salon des artistes décorateurs, in Paris. Their furniture, made of wicker, wood and aluminum, twice won prizes at the Salon des artistes décorateurs (a sideboard in 1956 and an armchair in 1958), garnering notice from the public and professionals alike. Jean Royère did not hesitate to use their emblematic Soleil armchair (gold medal at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair) in the decoration of the palace of the shah of Iran, in Teheran.
Patrick Favardin, Les Décorateurs des années 50, Paris, 2002, p. 173 for similar model