- Etienne Henri Martin
- TFM (Thevenin Fert & Mayet)
Etienne Henri Martin (1905–1997) was a visionary French designer and decorator who left an indelible mark on the industry. One of his most celebrated creations, the 'Series 1500' lounge chairs, crafted in the 1960s, continue to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike with their unique and minimalist design.
These lounge chairs, originally designed by Martin for TFM (Thevenin Fert & Mayet), embody the essence of mid-20th-century French design. What sets them apart is their combination of a single uninterrupted line and graceful curves, resulting in a design that seamlessly bridges the gap between classic and avant-garde aesthetics.
One of the remarkable features of these 'Series 1500' lounge chairs is their adaptability. Designed with both form and function in mind, Martin's creations have stood the test of time. Decades after their initial introduction, these lounge chairs still exude an aura of understated sophistication and comfort.
Etienne-Henri Martin's distinguished career included private and public decoration projects and leadership roles in major department stores in France and Belgium. He later shared his expertise as a professor at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs.