France (1929 - )

Graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués, René-Jean Caillette sells his creations to the manufacturers located in the faubourg Saint-Antoine, in Paris. This enterprise become successful and therefore, other young designers followed him such as Roger Landault, Jacques Hauville and the Perreau brothers. Together they form the group Saint-Honoré. Marcel Gascoin notices Caillette’s designs showcased next to the rue Royale. They became friends and found together the Association des Créateurs de Mobilier de Série (ACMS). It aims to sell signed furniture at the same price in France. Chairman of his own agency, René-Jean Caillette exhibits. At the Salon des Arts Ménagers in 1950. Within its success, manufacturer Georges Charron propose him to join him in the ‘Groupe 4’ composed of Alain Richard, Geneviève Dangles and Joseph-André Motte. Manufacture by Charron till 1972, Airborne and Steiner, the quality of the furniture with its elegant and sober lines earn various prizes: René Gabriel award in 1952, the Grand Prix de l’Exposition Universelle in 1958 and the gold model at l’Exposition de Munich in 1962.