Grand Salon

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann
  • 3Grand Salon 32.5 x 24 in. Unframed


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  • Limited edition of 25
  • Each print is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity
  • Archival inks and archival paper
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This limited edition large format giclée print of Grand Salon, Hotel du Collectionneur by Émile-jacques Ruhlmann, is made from a photographic plate that appeared in “Ensembles Mobiliers”, exposition 1925, series no.1 Maurice Dufrene.

The sumptuous decoration and elegant modernism led many critics to consider the Grand Salon the greatest achievement of French Art Deco.

This rare photograph shows a major section of the room, capturing its individual aspects as well as the beauty of its totality. On display at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, the Grand Salon was considered the most ambitious project by an individual designer and the most acclaimed display in the exhibition.

Conceived by Ruhlmann, Pierre Patout designed this pavilion, with a vast oval room, the Grand Salon, as its focal point. Ruhlmann brought together many leading artists and designers to decorate the Salon. Several works from the interior, including Jean Dupas' painting Les Perruches, have become Art Deco icons. Many international exhibitions helped promote Art Deco, but none was more important than the Paris Exhibition of 1925. The Exposition was dedicated to the display of modern decorative arts and brought together thousands of designs from all over Europe and beyond. With over 16 million visitors, it marked the high point of of Art Deco up to that time.