2.26.2013

rené herbst that bungee cord dude

You know the chair.
You know it so well I'm not even going to show it to you.
But do you know the man behind it?
Mostly likely not,
so if you do, 
you are in good luck,
because you're not gonna learn anything new here
since my god dammed book is all in French.
But the learnin' that goes on at 
MONDOBLOGO
is the picture book learnin',
not no book learnin' book learnin'.
You know what I mean?
So get ready to learn all about
Monsieur Herbst in pictures,
and pictures only.
Ok,
there will be some titles,
 but even those are in French,
so don't expect much learning there either.
I blame my hippy pubic school loving parents for my lack of 
French language skills,
that and
Mrs. Paine 
(yes, that was her name)
La Bitch!

Is that René?
Ouh, not a looker....

Ok,
definitely not a 
#bangabledudesinhistory
huh Roddy?
Ouch!
It hurts just looking at him....

Not so bad here.
I guess he got better with age, just like a fine Pétrus.

René Herbst
Salon des Artistes Décorateurs
1928

René Herbst
Salon d'Automne 
1936
I coulda sold the shit out of that to MoMA,
and as long as we are talking about MoMA,
MoMA, 
why did you have to act like every other museum
and take
FUCKING FOEVER
to NOT pay me yet?
Love you guys,
 but damn, its like a bad joke
in your Ye Olde Victorian check writing department....

René Herbst
Hôtel Particulier du Prince Aga Khan
1930

René Herbst
Salon d'Automne 
1934

Now if this is René,
from the back, 
then we can put a bag on it
and get to business....

René Herbst
Entrée de l'appartement de M. Peissi
Directeur de l'O.T.U.A.
1929

René Herbst
Stand de l' O.T.U.A.
c. 1933

René Herbst
Grand Hall du Plais de la Publicité
l'Exposition des Arts et Techniques
Paris
1937

René Herbst
Projets Gouachés des stands O.T.U.A.
de Göteborg et Osaka
1954

René Herbst
Stand O.T.U.A.
1954

René Herbst
Fauteuil de Repos, Acier Laqué et Sandows
Réédition Formes Nouvelles
1930

René Herbst
Chaise en Tube de Métal Chromé, 
Assise et Dossier en Sandow.
1930

René Herbst
Chaise Longue en Tube de Métal Chromé, 
Assise et Dossier en Sandow
Réédition Formes Nouvelles
1930

René Herbst
Tabouret en Tube d'Acier Chromé, Assise Sandows
Réédition Formes Nouvelles
1930

René Herbst
Fauteuil Sandows et Tube Chrome
1933

I am so such of writing in French....
so,
Above are a bunch of cool ass modernist chairs
by René Herbst
from 1935, 1936, 1948 and 1950.
Look at the on on the top left,
HOLY SHIT!
The rest are ok, but nothing special....
How was that?
Better than the French right?
No?
Ok,
back to French....

René Herbst
Fauteuil Sandows, Accoudoirs en Bois Verni
1930

 René Herbst
Fauteuil  en Tube Laqué, Coussin de Couir
1928

René Herbst
by
Solange Goguel
Editions Du Regard
1990

Buy it, 
big and thick and full of goodness,
just like we like them...
books that is!

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