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Eric Schmitt is one of the most creative artists continuing the Art Deco tradition. He is at the cutting edge of sculpture, architecture and design. His work features contemporary, fluid forms that have been melted, carved or blown using solid materials such as bronze, alabaster, marble and Bohemian glass. 

 

After focusing on lines and right angles, Schmitt has turned his attention to curves. His pieces respect geometrical rules while symbolically evoking natural forms. He creates, designs and shapes pieces in his workshop before entrusting them to the best craftsmen in France. 

 


 

 

 

Eric Schmitt was born in 1955 in Toulouse. He lives and works near Fontainebleau. He began a career in experimental music before deciding to focus on sculptural furniture at La Plaine Saint-Denisnear Paris. He is self-taught and exhibited his first pieces at VIA in Paris in 1987. 

His pieces, which reflect his unique take on the French Art Deco tradition, are often made to measure or limited editions. His work has been exhibited many times in Paris, Stuttgart, New York and Los Angeles.

 

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Bibliography
  • Eric Schmitt

    Texte de Pierre Doze
    Éditions Norma
    2015 
  • Design contemporain. Le Guide

    Élisabeth Couturier
    Flammarion
    2015 
  • Ralph Pucci. Wall

    Avec une préface
    de Wendy Goodman
    Glitterati inc.
    2011 
  • Les Années Staudenmeyer. 25 ans de design en France

    Sous la direction
    de Chloé Braunstein-Kriegel
    Éditions Norma
    2009 
  • Ralph Pucci. Show

    Glitterati inc.
    2009 
  • Christian Liaigre

    Texte de Thomas Luntz
    Flammarion
    2007 
  • Le Design mode d’emploi

    Élisabeth Couturier
    Filipacchi
    2006 
  • Christian Liaigre

    Texte de Herbert Ypma
    Christian Liaigre
    2004 
  • Décorateurs d’intérieurs

    Suzanne Trocme
    Octopus
    2003 
  • European Interior Style

    Checkout Publications
    2001 
  • Hôtels Extraordinaires – France

    Herbert Ypma
    Hachette
    2001 
  • Habitat et décoration

    Könemann
    2000 
  • L’École française. Les Créateurs de meubles du XXe siècle

    Industries Françaises de l’Ameublement
    2000 
  • The Paris Interior

    Herbert Ypma
    Conran Octopus
    2000 
  • Paris Rooms

    Stephen Mudge
    Rockport
    1999 
  • Great Style

    Hearst Books
    1996 
  • Intérieurs parisiens

    Lisa Lovatt-Smith
    Taschen
    1994 
  • Internationales Hotel Design

    Otto Riewoldt
    Albrecht Bangert
    Bangert Verlag
    1993 
  • Neo-Furniture

    Claire Downey
    Rizzoli
    1992 
  • Progetti e territori ’92

    Arsenale et Editrice
    1992