Audoux & Minet

Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) was established in 1929 by a group of Modernist designers including, among others, Charlotte Perriand, Francis Jourdain, Louis Sognot and Pierre Chareau. This group was founded as a reaction to the design ethic of the Societé des Artistes Decorateurs (SAD) of which many of the UAM designers were originally members. As was evident in the Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels in 1925, there was a tendency to cater to the wealthy elite of Paris and members of the SAD (Follot, Dufrene, Herbst etc.) created expensive pieces to satisfy the lavish taste of their clientele.