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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Louis Sognot

Louis Sognot (1892-1969) was a French designer and educator. He studied at the Ecole Bernard Palissy after his military service and went on to teach at the Ecole Boulle in 1926, and later at the Technical College of Duperré Street. In 1938 he became a professor at the School of Applied Arts in Industry, and in 1947 he became workshop teacher-leader at the National School of Arts and artistic director at the School of the Central Union of Decorative Arts.

In 1919 he joined Atelier Primavera Great Spring Stores and was there in a leadership position until 1939. With Le Corbusier , Charlotte Perriand , Pierre Jeanneret and René Herbst , he presented The House of the Young Man at the World Expo 1935 in Brussels.

During the 1950s and 1960s, his modern designs in wood, metal, leather and rattan won a number of awards.



Metal and leather chairs

Coffee table

Coffee table

Slipper chairs

Slipper chairs and ottoman

Rattan floor lamp


  1. All great designs, but it was the metal and leather chairs which really caught my eye! (Hope your equilibrium has been regained.)

    1. Those chairs truly are beauties. I love skinny metal legs. As for the equilibrium, it comes and goes.