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The Ultimate Desktop Accessory

March 2, 2012  |  Product: My Daily Obsession  |  , ,  |  No Comments  |  Share

A rare and stylish leather and silver-plated desk compendium, or ‘Weather Station’ by Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900 – 1971) for Hermès, the stepped base section covered in hand stitched leather, the compendium fitted with clock, compass, barometer and calendar. Marked HERMES PARIS, French.

Designer Notes: Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900 – 1971). Interior architect and furniture designer who from 1929 through the end of the 1950′s collaborated with the leather good purveyor Hermès to produce a wide range of items for the office and home, all embellished with leather supplied by Hermès.

Dupré -Lafon had a keen affinity for both practicality and luxury – his furniture is modern and functional yet at the same time sleek an luxurious, it is crafted from the finest materials and woods in lieu of extraneous ornamentation, and it is often grand in scale and geometric in form. Each piece from his limited repertoire was uniquely created for special orders. He worked independently for a small group of patrons and rarely participated in the salons or exhibitions.

Measurements height: 5.12 in. depth: 5.91 in. width/length: 5.91 in. Desk compendium silver-plated, the base is hand stitched leather. Creator: Hermès
Photography provided by Pullman Gallery
Pullman Gallery 14 King Street, St. James’s London, UK, SW1Y 6QU