Jean Royère’s work is a reflection of himself, that of a dreamer. Without any formal training, he became a decorator because adventure was his prime motivation. He wanted his fantasies to be without rules or regulations. He ignited a passion. The bad student was transformed into a determined worker who tried to challenge the conventional boundaries.
However he did not content himself by simply taking his conceptions abroad: he brought in new techniques — most of the them unknown in France — and learned how to assimilate and expand his knowledge through these new and numerous experiences. There is a style Jean Royère, mainly marked by the way he used diverse materials, meanwhile respecting his clients’ personality: wood, bamboo, cork, enamelled metal, straw but also briquette and terry towelling !
Jean Royère did not conceive isolated pieces without a complete encompassing architectural framework, freed of decoration or paintings. He preferred vibrating coloured upholstery. The chimney always found its place in the room and lamps with multiple metallic branches were erected as if they were curious flora.
French artist born in 1902 in Paris, France. Dead in 1981 in Pennsylvanie, United States.