Templier was born into a family of jewellers in Paris on 22 April 1891, the son of Paul Templier. His grandfather Charles Templier opened a jewellery shop in Paris in 1849, and founded Maison Templier, which "flourished" under Paul Templier.
According to the V&A, Templier "was one of a small group of innovative of Art Deco designers producing work in a minimal, geometric style that looked towards Cubism and the imagery of industrial production."
He joined the family business in 1922.
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