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December 19, 2013


Filed under: maison Jensen — Tags: — jherzlinger @ 8:21 am

In designing a client’s office now, my client is a successful doctor whose home office is very important to her as she spends as many hours working at home as she does in her practice.  Maison Jensen is perfect for that Hollywood Regency style that I love!

Now, many of you have seen this style but are not familiar with this firm. So goes today’s post!

I love Maison Jansen and thrilled to see the resurgence of Jansen decor in the vintage world. One of the 20th century’s most influential decorating house, Maison Jansen produced a client list from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Jackie Kennedy.

“Maison Jansen designed custom furnishings for interiors that celebrated the firm’s lavish aesthetic of Bourbon historicism combined with Hollywood-style glamour.”

Maison Jansen (1880-1979) For many years in the United States the name Jansen has been associated with the Kennedy’s. The illustrious French firm was responsible for redecorating the

White House during the JFK years (1961-67). However Maison Jansen produced furniture and decorated the palaces of European nobility and statesmen since 1880. In the succeeding years the company opened

offices around the world, including cities such as London, New York, Rio, Alexandria and Buenos Aires, and worked on projects for clients as diverse as Coco Chanel, the Bank of France, the Shah of Iran and Club Med.

Their Parisian atelier grew to over 130,000 sq. feet and employed various teams of specialists and craftsmen. During the sixties the firm also underwent several management changes that influenced their production output.

Their aesthetic expanded from period reinterpretations to sleek contemporary furniture, yet they always used the most exquisite materials resulting in extravagant deluxe interiors. The company would eventually close in 1979.

Since their demise, both period reproductions and original designs have become very desirable for both decorators and collectors on both sides of the Atlantic.




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