Antoine Philippon & Jacqueline Lecoq

Antoine Philippon is born in 1930 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. After his studies at the Ecole Boulle, he joins Marcel Gascoin’s studio where he meets in 1954 Jacqueline Lecoq who is born in 1932 in Orléans and graduated from the ENSAD. The duet is inseparable; they live and work together until Antoine Philippon’s death in 1995. They open a studio in Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1955 in the one of Mouraux who is a cabinet-maker, their first publisher, and above all Philippon’s grandfather. Exhibited at the SAM, or at the SAD from 1956 they are successful since the beginning of their career. They decide to extend their work abroad for the quality of the German industrial post-war equipment and also for the respect of the designer’s position in Germany. They realise the organisation of a flat conceived by Pierre Vago in a Berlin’s district for Interbau urbanism project, there they meet their second publisher Degorre. This order is the beginning of a rich and lasting collaboration with Germany. The success of the kitchen’s model “Triennale”, produced by Osta and edited by WK in Stuttgart, is its testimony. Their furniture is a reference to Donald Judd’s one, particularly their range in 1958 edited by Bofinger with white laminate on the frontages. Their talent is also recognised in France, so they are solicited to design an adolescent bedroom in the “Maison de médecin” managed by Renou and Genisset for the French pavilion of the Universal Exhibition of Brussels in 1958. The use of innovating materials as the post-formed laminate and steel blade with lamination is one of the main couple’s characteristics. For instance, they win in 1959 the first prize of society Formica’s competition thanks to their furniture TV record player bar in post-formed laminate exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. Then, in 1960, they are the laureates of Saint-Gobain’s competition at the Salon des Arts Ménagers with their desk in glass edited by Degorre. Among their successful works the chair P60 edited by Airborne is one of the most beautiful and sold chairs in the 1960’s as well as their seatings range “Confort” in 1964 edited by Les Huchers Minvielle. Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq devote their time to the organisation of private interiors but also in important building sites as La Maison de la Radio. They put a lot in their adopted cities Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Le Vésinet. Besides, they devote their self to teaching at the ENSAD and the ESAG Penninghen.


1930 / Antoine Philippon’s birth in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Ile-de-France)
1932 / Jacqueline Lecoq’s birth in Orléans (Centre Val-de-Loire)
1950 / Antoine Philippon’s degree from the Ecole Boulle’s tapestry department
1951 / Jacqueline Lecoq’s degree from the Ecole régionale des Beaux Arts in Orléans as an architect assistant
1952 / Antoine Philippon joins Marcel Gascoins’s ARHEC agency
1954 / Jacqueline Lecoq is graduated from the ENSAD’s interior architecture department / Meeting of the duet at the ARHEC
1955 / Closure of Marcel Gascoin’s agency / Beginning of their collaboration
1956 / Openning of Antoine Philippon & Jacqueline Lecoq agency
1957 / 11th Triennial of Milan, Italy
1958 / Great prize, universal exhibition of Brussels – adolescent bedroom edited by Degorre
1959 / Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, scenography and Formica competition /Gold medal, SEAI
1960 / Salon des Arts Ménagers, kitchen “Triennale” and chair P60 edited by Airborne / Silver medal, 12th Triennial of Milan, Italy
1961 / René Gabriel Prize
1962 / Acency’s moving in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
1964 / Winners of the Biennial lighting’s competition at the Salon des Arts Ménagers / Parisian agency of the aerial company of Israel “El Al”
1967 / Universal exhibition of Montréal, French department
1969 / Presidents of the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs until 1972
1970 / Orly Airport, aerial company of Israel “El Al”
1972 / Eurodomus Salon, Turin, Italy
1977 / Antoine Philippon is a teacher at the ESAG until 1994
1979 / Jacqueline Lecoq is a teacher at the ESAG until 1994
1980 / Maurice Denis Departmental Museum in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
1995 / Antoine Philippon’s death in Paris
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