Syrie Maugham (1879 – 1955)

Syrie Maugham (1879-1955), the elegance of the mix

Syrie Maugham owns to the 1920’s Café Society. Trendsetter and icon, she is the W. Somerset’s wife, well-known novelist and playwright. She creates an unique and ultra-chic universe by dra- matizing the space.
She opens her first shop in London in 1922. She mixes objects from the XVIIIth and XIXth cen- turies with contemporary pieces. Thanks to this extremely elegant window, she gets the rights for some pieces of Jean-Michel Frank, Serge Roche and for the lamps and vases of Diego and Alberto Giacometti.
The use of mirror as architectural elements and the employment of the white color are two cha- racteristics of her singular style.
Rapidly, in England and in the United-States, rich and famous clients employ her and adopt her voluptuous behavior.