Paul Dupré Lafon was born in 1900 in Marseille. He began his secondary education with the Jesuits before embarking on an artistic career at the Beaux-Arts. The young artist settled in Paris to embrace the profession of architect-decorator. His first creations show an austere and bourgeois Art Deco style, but in 1929 he begins the decoration of a large private mansion near the Parc Monceau, a large-scale project that is decisive in launching his career.
Lafon’s work reveals a perfect mastery of the profession of interior designer. Combining finesse and functionalism in an exceptional balance of forms, the artist adopts a modern and refined Art Deco style. The artist brilliantly implements the avant-garde doctrine of functionalism: he advocates the use of technique to the benefit of a very contemporary aesthetic.See more