One of the best sofa designs from the 50s, the stylish polar bear sofa designed by Jean Royère, seems to have made a comeback. If you’re wondering about how its name came about, it is first recorded as being upholstered in off-white wool and its curved-shape inspired the original name.
After working in the import-export trade, the French designer started his interior design practice, known for the use of bright colors, luxurious organic shapes and plush fabrics. The designers biggest project was the Carlton Brasserie on the Champs Elysées which led him to international success.
The Polar Bear is now one of the most covetable furniture pieces from the 20th century. Let yourself be inspired by some living room ideas with this iconic sofa!
Film and TV producer Brian Grazer’s California home office with a plush sofa, an armchair and a wood cocktail table by the designer.
London townhouse by decorator François Catroux.
Drawing room in a London townhouse by Francis Sultana with the polar bear in a gorgeous purple!
Living room at a Hamptons retreat by the architect Lee F. Mindel. The chairs were also designed by Jean Royère.
The original ‘The Polar Bear’ in an off-white color.
Gorgeous vibrant red, definitely a statement piece in any living room!
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