Art Déco chairs and armchairs
An elegant settee is the centerpiece to the dining table - elegant chairs and armchairs have always been favored in France - where people appreciate food so much, they often stay seated for several hours..So the chair must be both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing - and durable in terms of upholstery - covered in genuine leather in keeping with the quality of the chair.
Art Déco armchairs - often designed as bergères with raised backs and semicircular sides - are not only comfortable seating furniture but also of incredible elegance compared to the sterile armchairs of the post-war years.
Precious exotic woods from South America and India were in demand and were imported - amboina, rosewood, macassar and domestic beech which offered the best quality especially for seating furniture.
Paris was the center of the furniture industry in the 1920s - the emphasis was on aesthetics and comfort, beauty and elegance.
Fabrics were chosen according to the interior black, dark blue , black-gold or ivory - the furniture should not be dominated by the fabrics but emphasize the elegance.