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2055 N Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
United States

Pierre Guariche Tulip Chair for Steiner Cast Aluminum

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  • Description
    Pierre Guariche for Steiner, France cast aluminum Tulip chair. Sculpted and curved cast aluminum seat with an opening on the seat on sleek four leg black tubular metal base. Statement chair and collectable. Comfortable and also a standalone piece as sculpture. Midcentury French designer Pierre Guariche was born into a family of goldsmiths in Paris in 1926. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris under René Gabriel, graduating in 1949. Next he worked in the studio of Marcel Gascoin, one of his former professors, and joined the Union des Artistes Moderns (UAM), a collective dedicated to the promotion of progressive design principles founded by Robert Mallet-Stevens in 1929. Through the UAM, Guariche was able to experiment with materials and forms and exhibit his work at the Salon des Arts Ménagers and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. Guariche’s work was soon noticed and put in production by Galerie MAI, Pierre Disderot’s lighting company, and the newly formed Airborne brand, which began editing Guariche’s Prefacto Series in 1951. That same year, Guariche began designing for Steiner, a collaboration that led to Guariche’s famous Tulipe Chair (1953), Vampire Chair (1954), and Amsterdam/Tonneau Chair (1954). In 1954, Pierre Guariche founded the Ateliers de Recherche Plastique (ARP) in collaboration with his two designer friends, Michel Mortier (1925-2015) and Joseph-André Motte (1925-2013). The trio had met while interning with Gascoin, and together they created a range of modernist, affordable furniture for Huchers Minvielle and others. In 1957, Guariche became the artistic director for Belgian manufacturer Meurop, where his work embraced more biomorphic silhouettes, as in the Mars Armchair (1965), Jupiter Armchair (1966), and Luna Armchair (1967). By the late 50’s, Guariche focused increasingly on public and private commissions, like La Plagne and Courchevel winter resorts in France. Guariche was awarded the René Gabriel prize in 1965. He passed away in 1995.
    Overall size: 18.25" W x 19" D x 28.5" H. Seat 18.25" W x 15.5" D x 16.5" H

  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Cast Aluminum
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: c1954
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 629489
  • Dimensions
    W. 18.25 in; H. 28.5 in; D. 19 in;
    W. 46.36 cm; H. 72.39 cm; D. 48.26 cm;
    Seat H. 16.4 in;
    Seat H. 41.66 cm;
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Pavilion is the collective vision of Deborah Colman and Neil Kraus, both graduates of the master of fine arts program at the Art Institute of Chicago. From a longstanding interest in art and design, frequent buying trips to France and Italy have influenced the direction of the gallery to offer items that are not easily sourced in Chicago and United States. Postwar design has been the focus for 18 yrs and we also look forward to new design that crosses boundaries and dialogues as well to the past

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