Jean Gillon Déc chairs Italma Woodart Brazil 1968






Jean Gillon

Jean Gillon
Romania 1919 – Brazil 2007
Designer, artist

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These four ‘Déc’ arm chairs, designed by the visionary Jean Gillon and meticulously crafted by Italma Woodart in Brazil in 1968, stand as rare treasures of mid-century design. This highly sought-after set of four chairs exemplifies the ingenuity and creativity of Gillon’s work, showcasing a unique blend of form, function, and craftsmanship. Crafted from solid rosewood, the frames of these chairs exude a timeless elegance and sophistication. The natural grain of the rosewood is accentuated by a lustrous finish, creating a visual depth and warmth that is truly captivating. Over the years, these chairs have developed an amazing patina, adding character and charm to their already impressive aesthetic.


The seats and cushions are upholstered in leather, providing both comfort and luxury. The leather displays a rich patina, a testament to its quality and the passage of time. Each chair bears the marks of its unique history, enhancing their individuality and adding to their allure. The design of the ‘Déc’ arm chairs is nothing short of exceptional. With their graphical silhouette and distinctive details, these chairs stand out as true statement pieces. Gillon’s innovative approach to form and structure is evident in every curve and angle, making these chairs a testament to his design genius.


This set of ‘Déc’ arm chairs is a rare find, offering collectors and enthusiasts alike the opportunity to own a piece of design history. The listed price reflects the value of the set of four chairs, each one a masterpiece in its own right. Whether placed around a dining table or showcased individually, these chairs are sure to make a lasting impression in any space they inhabit.


Literature; Brazilian Modern Design Alberto Vicente Marcelo Vasconcellos 2017, page 344.

Designer: Jean Gillon
Type: Déc chair
Manufacturer: Italma Woodart
Year: 1968
Country: Brazil
Materials: Rosewood, leather
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 70/45 cm
Width: 55 cm
Depth: 53 cm
Item nr: APF23DE02

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 900 - 1850

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