La Promeneur & Galerie Chastel Maréchal. Paris. 2006. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 168 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 295 x 250mm (11½ x 9¾"). 1.4kg. 2070781356. French. Fine; as new (in shrinkwrap).
The catalogue to an exhibition held at the Galerie Chastel Maréchal, Paris in 2006, this finely illustrated volume is the first to trace the entire career of Serge Roche (1898-1988) and present the most important elements of his work. It is essential reference for dealers and collectors.
'Around 1930, somewhat against the trend of his era, Serge Roche embraced the baroque cause... He designed and produced items or furniture, objects and decors that would hold their own for more than thirty years with a select clientele, from Chanel to Ali Khan. Created from stucco and mirrors, his consoles, obelisks, fireplaces and decorative objects re-invented the repertoire of the styles that fascinated him, playing on light fragmentation and reflections of still water from old fashioned mirrors.' (from the publisher's description).