Georges Briard (born Jascha Brojdo 1917 to 2005) was an artist and award winning designer of mid century housewares. An interesting man who was born in the Ukraine, moved to Poland and emigrated from Poland to Chicago in 1937. After attending the Art Institute of Chicago, he joined the military, serving on General Patton's staff as a Russian interpreter. Upon completion of his military service, he moved to NYC, where he worked under Max Wille. An artist at heart, Briard painted under his given name and sold commercially under Georges Briard. He became wildly popular from the 1950's to the 1970's...quite the man!
As his designs spanned 20 to 30 years and into the more recent '70s (well they're recent to me:)), the availability of items is plentiful and affordable...right now. Personally, I believe that in the years to come, his barware and serving pieces will pick up some collectible steam making them more valuable...thereby being a good investment now (but in this business, you never know and this is only my opinion).
This Mod Georges Briard Coffee Pot Percolator is from Antonia's on Ruby Lane
WhimsicalVintage on Ruby Lane
A spectacular example of the range in which he designed, is this lovely Imperial Imari Tea Trio offered by Wisteria Lane Vintage Glass and Collectibles on Ruby Lane
So whatever you're in the market for...google vintage Georges Briard and I'm sure you'll find something that strikes your fancy! Happy Hunting!!
Next week's Spotlight will be on one of my absolute favorite costume jewelry designers...I'll leave the name a mystery for now:)
Thanks for reading!!