Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Cuban Artist and Interior Designer - Emilio Terry

Cuban-born Emilio Terry who was nicely-recognized for introducing the architectural fashion known as the 'Louis VIII type', was an interior designer, artist, landcape artist, and architect. His Louis XVII fashion was both baroque and classical. Terry was a developer of furniture, objet's d'artwork and tapestries. He refined proportion and line, and did interior design for ch?teaux and residences and in addition designed gardens and houses. He was well acknowledged because the 'he' of tastemaker Carlos de Beistegui's nation home known as Ch?teau de Groussay. Terry's work achieved a one-of-a-sort synthesis of romanticism, classicism and surrealism.

Jose Emilio Terry y Dorticos (Emilio Terry) was born in Cuba in 1890 to a family of Hispano-Irish origin. The family earned their fortune by way of sugar plantations. For a period of three decades, up to the conclusion of World Warfare II, Emilio Terry's life was cut up between Havana and Paris. He owned a Paris condo and a villa. As well as, in 1914, he acquired Bone de Castellane's Paris residence. In June 1934, Terry bought the renowned ch?teau de Rochecotte from Stanislas - his brother-in-law.

Impact meant every thing to Terry. For him, a "room with out a cornice" was like "a man without a collar". Terry labored for Rainier III of Monaco to decorate an condominium meant for Princess Grace. He also labored for the Beauvau-Craon household, altering the design of the gardens surrounding their ch?teau d'Harou?. In the Nineteen Forties, he designed a library for Marie Blanche - the then Princess of Polignac.

An important inside design project which Terry took up in the Nineteen Fifties was for the 1825-built Ch?teau de Groussay. This ch?teau had been acquired by Charles de Beistegui - a millionaire, in 1939. On the ch?teau, Terry made use of blue and white tiles to cover ceilings, flooring and partitions. He designed a Turkish tent, created out of painted metallic and much like a tent in Sweden's Drottningholm Palace. Terry's interior design of a library in the ch?teau contains many tonalities and textures. The room conveys the feeling of consolation, knowledge and warmth. Other design tasks which Terry performed for the ch?teau included design of a new, English type park; design of furniture; bringing in the kinds of the buildings of the 18th century; and development of a theatre for 'Com?die-Fran?aise' artists. Terry also designed beech garden chairs, painted green, for the Th??tre de Verdure.

The setting for the tv broadcast of 'Plaisir de France' was the biblioth?que de Groussay. The parc and the ch?teau de Groussay appeared in 'Le Bal du comte', a movie by Marc All?gret. The great inside designer Emilio Terry died in 1969.

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