Mallet-Stevens, Robert (1886 - 1945)
The French architect, decorator and designer imagines furniture with simple lines, functional forms and strong tones that adapt themselves to his interiors. The first president of the UAM, he incarnates the 1930s modern movement and its rational and cubist principles: 'architecture is an art which is basically geometrical. The cube is the basis of architecture because the right angle is necessary. We need right angles'. Robert Mallet-Stevens had expressed the will that all his archives should be destroyed at his death, an unfortunately fulfilled testament that led to neglect the architect who was only rediscovered in the 1980s.