Drawing Room Suite

The drawing room suite made by Jacques Dupuis comprises two armchairs and a three-seater sofa, as well as a coffee table.

The architect chose a subtle colour scheme between blue and grey for the velvet of the drawing room suite. The singular shape of the sofa and armchairs, with their low seats and separate armrests, is accentuated by the wings added to the high backs.

In designing the seats, Jacques Dupuis focused on the comfort of those who would sit in them and it was this that gave them their special shape.

To the seats was added a small triangular table with rounded edges. The table glass, made in the same blue-grey tones, was decorated with gouache paint, a sort of reminder of surrealist art.

The studio name and the date of creation of the Dumont family’s furniture appear on several places of the furniture. The Letocart studio was in Mons, in the region of Jacques Dupuis’s birth.

Drawing room suite - for the Dumont home in Braine-le-Comte
Material / technique: 
Blue and grey velvet, light cherry wood, copper
Type of acquisition: 
Léon Courtin-Marcelle Bouché Fund acquisition
Year of acquisition: 
Depository institution: 
Grand Curtius, Liege