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Rare Museum-Quality Glass Radiator by René Coulon for Saint-Gobain



Glass radiator, model Radiaver designed by René Coulon (French architect) for Saint Gobain. Designed in 1937 and fabricated till 1952. Made for the industrial exposition in 1937 EDF Electropolis. Double glass plates and illuminated feet. 110 Volts / 500 W. Rene Coulon (1908-1997) Rene Coulon (Coulon & Cie), was an architect and glass furniture designer during the height of the Arte Deco period in Paris, France. The last International Fair before World War II was the 1937 International Arts and technics fair in Paris. Pavillon Saint-Gobain was designed by Rene Coulon. The term 'Art Deco' only came to general use in the 1960s, but it refers back to the Great Exhibition of Arts Decoratifs held in Paris in 1925 which presented to the world a dazzling new style that was to be the successor of Art Nouveau, the style of modernism, of the jazz age, ocean liners, cinemas and of sky scrapers. The Art Deco movement - with its emphasis on up-to-date individuality combined with good taste, fine materials and exquisite workmanship - became all the rage in France. Other countries including the USA, Britain and Germany produced their own often equally successful versions of the style. In furniture especially, the French predominated: the world had not seen such creative design for 125 years. On the one hand, the virtuoso cabinet-making of Ruhlmann and Primavera, on the other the brilliant originality of Gray and Jean Royere.


  • Creator
    Rene Coulon (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Every glass part is intact. No chips or cracks. No guarantee is made of wiring.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU818420984692

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