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100 SIÈGES FRANÇAIS, 1951 – 1961

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The exhibition “100 sièges français, 1951-1961” (100 French chairs 1951-1961) – was inaugurated in Paris on September 6 at Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, on the occasion of Maison&Objet 2014.
It aims to instruct and inform, and will shed a new light on the changes in aesthetics, materials and construction techniques that revolutionized chair design in 1950s France.

Tubular metal legs, flat springs, the use of latex foam and elastic strapping – all these innovations first appeared in the 1950s. Taken together, they represent one of the most radical departures from tradition ever seen in the history of furniture design, both in France and the world over.

Over the past ten years, galerie Pascal Cuisinier has been collecting chairs, armchairs, sofas, low chairs and benches produced between 1951 and 1961 by the most cutting-edge designers of the time, including René-Jean Caillette, Genevieve Dangles and Christian Defrance, Pierre Guariche, Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Paulin as well as designs from the Atelier de Recherches Plastiques (ARP).

Around one hundred designs will be on public display, spread over the two exhibition venues. The finest pieces will be on show between October 15th to 19th 2014 at PAD London, the unmissable international modern art, design and decorative arts fair par excellence.

Galerie Pascal Cuisinier

from September 6th until October 6th, 2014
13 Rue de Seine
Paris 75006 France
+33 (0)1 43543461
[email protected]
www.galeriepascalcuisinier.com

Photos courtesy of Galerie Pascal Cuisinier

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