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Vincent Dupont-Rougier likes to cover his tracks up and draw off the beaten path. This art history graduate indeed signs, with the same coherence, urban furniture, scenography, gardens… and unique pieces for the French Mobilier National, Manufacture de Sèvres or Baccarat. About him, one could almost write he already was a designer before actually becoming one, since it only was after drawing his first pieces that he decided to train at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs… Before becoming himself a teacher. One thing is certain, Vincent Dupont-Rougier on his own embodies some kind of French exception and this discreet man distills his talent with the accuracy of a goldsmith.
And it is without a doubt this atypical profile and highly personal course which have made him an early craftsman and a faithful ally to Christophe Delcourt’s maison d’édition. To his credit, emblematic pieces such as the DUP coffee table and the AMY library or the OUM side table. Pieces of character, both strong and with an immediateness to their purpose, alternating with authority straight lines and curves. And if number of them count among the firsts to have entered the catalog, they have yet managed to keep their relevance, dressed sometimes in a new material or slightly changing scale, like the OUK table, which recently became a pedestal, and remains a safe bet, more than a decade after its creation.
AVENUE ROAD carries a curated assortment of Vincent Dupont-Rougier pieces.