Etienne-Henri Martin ( 1905 – 1997 )
Etienne-Henri Martin is a french decorator and designer born in Paris on 7 april 1905. He studied at the école Boulle, where he specialized in metal work. He first worked with Edgar Brands from 1923 to 1928. During this period he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. He decorated the reception room for the city of Paris at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs, for which he was awarded the Grand Prize. Martin worked for the Primavera workshop of the Printemps department store. He became head of an agency and a collaborator with René Prou. He worked on many private and public commissions in France and Belgium, worked on decoration of passenger ships including famous « Le France » and worked with René Prou..
From 1950 he was a professor at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs. His carreer is very long and Towards the end of his career he moved towards freer forms. Its works were edited by the most important brand such as Knoll, Burov or TFM.