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C.13 Marc Held

Held is a well known French designer, famous for his furniture, lighting, tableware, interior design and watches.

1932Born August 16th, in Paris. His father is a Hungarian and his mother Polish.
1960-1962Makes his first wooden furniture, strongly influenced by Swedish and Danish designers like Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Hans Wegner.
1965Interior designs for the 'Station de Sports d'Hiver de Avoriaz', a modern ski resort in France.
1966Opens a design shop 'L'Echoppe' in Paris.
1967Designs his first chair for Knoll, France.
1970Creates a range of pieces of furniture made of glassfibre for Candilis, France.
1971Works for Knoll International. Designs a series of beds and a series of office desks.
1973An exhibition opens at the 'Musée des Arts Décoratifs', Nantes, displaying ten years of Marc Held's designs. Creates a dinner-service for Coquet in Limoges.
1974Designs five watches for Lip.

Held designed the following watches with a Lip T13 movement for Lip, France:

'Skipper' is the name of this series of five watches.

1Ref.no. 43855.
2The same with a flexible chromium plated steel strap. A rare and beautiful watch. (Ref.no. 43755)
3Ref.no. 43300. Roman numbers.
4Ref.no. 43319.
5The same as no. 4, but rhodium plated and steel. (Ref.no. 43380)

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