Paris Between the Wars – “W” is for Georges Wybo

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Between 1919 and 1939, Paris experienced a cultural and intellectual boom. This blog will feature artists, writers, composers, musicians, and designers. Paris was at its cultural peak.

Georges Wybo

Georges Wybo

Eugène Adolphe Henri Georges Wybo (1880 – 1943) was a French architect, best known for the Printemps department store chain.

Le Printemps

Le Printemps

Wybo’s first major commission as an architect was for the casino in Deauville, the closest seaside resort to Paris. He drew his inspiration from the Grand Trianon of Versailles. The work combined ostentatious luxury with functionality, and led to further commissions.

Deauville Casino

Deauville Casino

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Wybo designed the Hotel George V near the Arc de Triomphe in 1928. The hotel has a huge marbled foyer, a large anteroom and a huge interior corridor, so it could accommodate a crowd of visitors. In 1929 Wybo designed the Hôtel du Golf in Deauville.

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Hotel George V, Paris

 

 

 

 

Hotel du Golf Deauville

Hotel du Golf, Deauville

 

 

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4 Comments

Architecture; so cool……..what ever became of that?

I love his architecture! Such clean, sweeping lines! Great A to Z challenge topic ll through the alphabet.

I must say I love going to Printemps and looking at the dome. Interesting to know that he also designed the George V.

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