my predilection for the period between the wars… the designs of andrĂ© arbus (1903-1969). his interpretations of the neo-classic-french-empire style with the art deco and modernist tendencies of the time resulted in a style i refer to as masculine-chi-chi. very boudoir on the one hand and very solid on the other. his signature daybeds are the source of envy and i have a great fondness for his end tables; from the more delicate to the more stout variations.