Hollis Jones, Directoire style pedestal table in lucite and gilt brass, 1970’s
Charles Hollis Jones, attributed to.
Directoire style pedestal table in lucite and gilt brass standing on three curved legs with upper part scolls shaped on which gilt brass rings are hang; legs are ending by gilt brass shoes. Legs are joined by a gilt brass ring stretcher fixed on the legs by similar material rings. Circular upper tray in lucite cercled by a gilt brass circular shape lingotiere.
Work realized in the 1970’s.
Dimensions : H 70 x D 68 cm.
Reference : LS4004541
Charles Hollis Jones (1945) is an American design pioneer in the use of acrylic and lucite for the furniture manufacture. He began his career in Los Angeles by creating furniture in unusual materials for the upscale furniture at this period, such as plastic. First critics are enthousiastic and Hollis Jones starts create unique items for the greatest showrooms of the period such as Hudson -Rissman. Many celebrities ordered him furntiure, such as Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Dean Martin, etc. and at the beginning of the 1970’s, he founded his own studio CHJ Designs. His work is exhibited in different american museums, as the Simon Norton Museum in Pasadena. Today, Charles Hollis Jones still draws furniture and is very active in many charities by creating the awards sculptures.
The use of acrylic was the fundamental element of his furniture creations because this material is shatter-proof, unlike the glass, but let pass the light. He transform it in a luxurious material thanks to elegant shapes of his furniture and also thanks to a geometrical combinations skillfully arranged by the blend with steel. He works on the optical qualities of the acrylic transparency by outlining it with polished metal. He lovzq to fool the look on the structure and the solidity of his furniture : the shape seems to disappear to let see just a point of light.
-Modern Magazine, “Clear and Present Design”, 22 mai 2017, URL : http://modernmag.com/clear-present-design/
-CHJ, “About Charles Hollis Jones”, URL : http://charleshollisjones.com/?page_id=704
-Ravelin Magasine, “The Godfather of Lucite” by Monica Uszerowicz, URL : https://www.ravelinmagazine.com/posts/the-godfather-of-lucite/
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