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Watched Mesrine: Killer Instinct last night. Very good movie about the French Clyde Barrow of the 60s and 70s. Not a very nice guy, flamboyant, serial jail escapist, with a knack for attracting media attention while escaping the police. He met his end in 1979 in a shootout with police in the streets of Paris.

The movie is a nice period piece from the mid to late sixties. So we were enjoying the movie with half an eye on interior scenes to spot any nice period piece of furniture. The surprise however came early in his criminal career, in 1963, when Mesrine is offered a job after his first jail stint (no escape yet). The short-lived job, the only proper one Mesrine would ever have, was with an interior architect called Boris Tabacoff. So much for the redeeming qualities of interior design…

Tabacoff is a well-know name for collectors of plexiglas furniture. He was edited by the esteemed French editor Mobilier Modulaire Moderne.

Sphere chair

In an interior designed by Maria Pergay. The chair were sold at a recent Artcurial sale.


Written by Alvar and I

June 11, 2011 at 1:22 am

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