Furnishings in solid natural oak simply brushed and waxed, with rigorous, austere lines were specially designed for the six rooms for prestige visitors. Each one was fitted out with a chest of drawers, a wardrobe, a double bed, a flat desk and a chair. The director’s office featured a large flat desk with four heavy legs. The dining room was laid out around a large monastery-style table (not recovered) with chairs and buffet as well as a sideboard in stone.
Certain pieces from the fit-out were later used for furnishing the Manoir L.H. in Normandy, to which were notably added the lamps, sofa stools and screen in the same style shown here.
Yvonne Brunhammer, André Arbus, Architecte-Décorateur des années 40, éditions Norma, 1996
Maquette of Planier lighthouse built in collaboration with André Crillon 1947 to 1951.