Maison Jansen
Saint Gobain

Galerie Insighter presents:

Maison Jansen
Pair of rare lounge chairs
Curved seats in tinted Saint Gobain glass
Aluminium base
Covered with padded, brown suede cushions

Very good condition, some wears
H_80cm   W_51cm   D_67cm

Price on request

If interested in purchasing or viewing please contact Galerie Insighter.

Paris-based design firm Maison Jansen was one of the most well-known and influential interior decorating houses of the 20th century, patronized by royalty, socialites, leaders of nations, and other luminaries of elite society. It was also one of the first truly global design firms.

Founded in 1880 by Dutch designer Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1928), Maison Jansen originally sourced existing antiques or contracted outside cabinetmakers to produce furniture when producing custom interiors for clients. By the 1890s, however, the firm began to manufacture furnishings in-house. Soon, Maison Jansen’s luxury, traditional-style pieces earned an international reputation.

By the 1920s, Maison Jansen had offices around the world, including London, New York, Buenos Aires, Havana, Cairo, Prague, Rome, and Rio de Janeiro. During the early 1920s, Stéphane Boudin (1888-1967) joined Jansen as the chief designer and director. His attention to detail, concern for historical accuracy, and ability to create dramatic and memorable spaces brought ever-more work to the firm. Among his many projects, Boudin was responsible the renovations of the White House—including the Red Room, designed in collaboration with Paul Manno—during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

In 1989, sixty years after the death of its founder, Maison Jansen closed its doors. Today, Maison Jansen’s designs are highly sought-after by collectors.