(1904 - 1978)
James Mont was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Turkey. James Mont is known for furniture and interior design.
Biography James Mont
James Mont is synonymous with the Hollywood Regency design of the 40's and 50's. He was born Demetrios Pecintoglu in 1904 in Isanbul to a Greek-Turkish family. The family emigrated to the United States in 1922. Mont eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY and opened an electrical supply shop where he purportedly began selling lamps to a Brooklyn mobster.(1) Thus began Mont's career and lifelong connection with notorious clients, for whom he produced lavish furnishings to match their larger-than-life personalities and expensive tastes.
He moved his lamp shop to Atlantic City where his relationships with
gangsters is said to have further evolved.(2) By 1932 he was operating a design design business on Fifth Avenue in New York, re
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