Henri Samuel

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Henri Samuel
OccupationInterior decorator
Years active1921-1987
Known forInterior decoration

Henri Samuel (1904–1996) was one of the foremost French interior designers of the twentieth century, hailed by Architectural Digest as a "supreme master of progressive historicism".[1] He was a leading interpreter of le gout Rothschild after the Second World War and helped restore Chateau de Ferrières and Chateau Lafite in the 1950s. His clients included several members of the Rothschild family, the fashion designer Valentino,[2] and the prominent collector Jayne Wrightsman.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Eerdmans, Emily Evans. Henri Samuel: Master of the French Interior. New York: Rizzoli, 2018
  • Krichels, Jennifer (November 21, 2014). "The enduring legacy of Henri Samuel, decorator to the wealthy". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  • "The Vibrant Influence of French Tastemaker Henri Samuel on Parisian Design". Artsy. 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2017-11-19.


  1. ^ "Design Legends: Henri Samuel - Architectural Digest". architecturaldigest.com.
  2. ^ "Step Inside Valentino Garavani's Asian-Inspired Château Near Paris - Architectural Digest". architecturaldigest.com.
  3. ^ Rosamund Bernier. “Palm Beach Fable: The Private Wrightsman rooms.” House and Garden (May 1984): 118–135.