I have been on a kick in blogging about my favorites from the 1940′s, especially recently Maison Jensen.
In keeping with my theme, that I didn’t realize I was on, I am bringing you one of thee all time greats! SERGE ROCHE!
Now, you may not know his name, but I am positive you all know his work. It has been an inspiration to many current designers and is very much sought after and collected.
Just a quick note, it is great to have people be inspired by others designs.
I always find it funny when the ignorant insist that something is a copy. My dears, as is always said, there is nothing new. So let’s not and never take the time to waste on trying to find origins, but yet lets celebrate the design.
Where this comes from, I got into an argument about Frank Stella vs. Josef Albers. So, just enjoy! and celebrate talent-now, on to the good stuff!
Roche’s designs definielty rank amongst my favorites. right around 1930, Roche produced furniture and objets d’art that had a very fluid feminine feel to them. He used stucco and mirrors to crete the
most outstanding examples of fireplaces and obelisks, and my total favorite-MIRRORS!. Roche’s ornate white plaster creations, notably floor lamps, mires and sconces epitomize Hollywood Regency and pre-war interior glamour.
Roche was an artist with an eclectic personality, he became very famous not only because of his “objects of mirror” and eery original pieces of furniture, but also because of his capabilities as an art dealer.