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Post-War Design: Royère’s biomorphism

In the immediate post-war era the work of the French designer-decorator Jean Royère (1902-81) took a turn to embrace a more organic or ‘biomorphic’ style.

Some of his most famous designs were created at this period, notably the Ours Polaire series of seating with soft rotund forms resembling rudimentary arctic ursines or the Etoile series of furniture, which combined the centuries-old technique of straw marquetry with more contemporary curves.

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