Texts by Jean d'Ormesson, Diana Vreeland, Charlotte Gere, Vivienne Becker
1991 / 156 PAGES.
Language: Text in English and French
Here, Jean Schlumberger’s creations and profile are outlined via a selection of objects he designed and in the words of renowned experts and connoisseurs.
A lifetime in close contact with nature and beauty led Jean Schlumberger to become an extraordinary goldsmith and jeweller, not to mention one of the most creative and influential figures in 20th century design, despite a lack of specific studies (a little-known fact which, however, reveals the strength and determination of this man’s imagination). Deep down, he was more a designer and artist rather than a goldsmith or a jeweller. And, like several other great artists, he expressed his thoughts, energy and personality through his work. His long and bright career stood out for its versatility, as well as its wealth of contrasts. Observing this selection of Schlumberger’s works, aided by the commentary of experts and connoisseurs who both knew and admired him, readers will learn all about the artists and his many facets, anecdotes included.