Paul Iribe
(1883 – 1935)

Starting his career as illustrator and cartoonist, Paul Iribe evolved into decorative arts around 1910. He designed furniture for famous fashion designers such as Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Coco Chanel and of course Jacques Doucet, who asked him to redecorate his flat in avenue du Bois (later named avenue Foch) in Paris. Iribe created elegant and sophisticate furniture using noble material such shagreen or Macassar ebony. Open-minded, Paul Iribe was always looking for new shapes and forms.