(Company 1908-1931)

Robj worked as a trader in Paris. In his shop on Rue du Paradis he sold knick-knacks and curiosities. His porcelain Buddhas and warrior Sioux Indians were cleverly designed as powder boxes or inkstands. A cigarette can or a perfume burner could take the form of a Mexican in a sombrero or a Dutchman in giant clogs. His table or night lamps were no less tasteless: Japanese geishas carried parasols with light bulbs or a muscular weightlifter lifted two dumbbells, which were formed as balls made of frosted glass and could be illuminated. Despite the kitsch motifs, the design of these small objects is very typical of the time. Robj had some glass designs made by Lalique, which turned out to be less exotic and much more sophisticated.

Source: Alastair Duncan, Lampen Lüster Leuchter, Jugendstil Art Déco, Prestel-Verlag, München 1979, p.182

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