Nicknamed "the millionaire's architect" during his lifetime, Paul László still occupies an important place in the world of architecture and decoration, designing furniture, fabrics, curtains, carpets or accessories.
Born in 1903, Paul László first studied in Vienna. His work was noticed in the 1920s and enabled him to find a job in Germany. Because of his Jewish ancestry, he decided to leave Europe in 1936 to find asylum first in Argentina and then in Beverly Hills where he settled permanently in 1937.
It is in this same city that he opens his first studio, also taking advantage of a small showroom space that allows him to disseminate and better publicize his work at 362 North Rodeo Drive. The result was not long in coming and his interior design work seduced movie stars such as Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Fritz Lang, Barbara Hutton, or Debbie Reynolds...
Ironically, even Adolf Hitler has furniture by Paul László in his residence in Berchtesgaden... After serving a time in the U.S. Army, Paul László was hired by the Herman Miller company to create a furniture line with George Nelson, Charles Eames and Isamu Noguchi.
He ended this collaboration in 1952 and devoted himself fully to the decoration of casinos and luxury hotels, like the Beverly Hills Hotel, without forgetting one of his great feats of arms: the realization of the anti-aircraft shelter of the US Air Force.
Among his most famous pieces of furniture is a table in homage to Salvador Dali.
Charles Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi.