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Hector Guimard

Fireplace and Chimney Piece, ca. 1900

Stoneware
74 3/4 × 55 in
189.9 × 139.7 cm
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New York
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Jason Jacques Gallery
New York

This monumental fireplace and chimney piece were designed by Hector Guimard for a house …

This monumental fireplace and chimney piece were designed by Hector Guimard for a house commissioned by Louis Coilliot, a manufacturer of ceramic blocks and tiles. Coilliot gave Guimard his first opportunity to design a fully integrated architectural composition. The fireplace is made of enameled stoneware fashioned …

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Hector Guimard
French, 1867–1942
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The designer of several Metro stations in fin de siècle Paris, Hector Guimard created one of the quintessential documents of French Art Noveau and remains the movement’s best-known proponent. Like his peers, Guimard rejected the domineering historicism in architecture and design, seeking to create a thoroughly modern style. His iconic Metro station gates are characterized by their organic, unfurling forms, produced affordably for the masses. The unity of composition was essential for Guimard and his Art Noveau peers, evinced by the attention to function, design, materials, and smaller details like character font. Although many of Guimard’s major civic works—including many of his Metro stations—were destroyed following his decline in popularity, renewed interest in his oeuvre in the 1960s prompted an increase in scholarship and preservation of his remaining work.

Hector Guimard, ‘Fireplace and Chimney Piece’, ca. 1900, Jason Jacques Gallery
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About the work
Jason Jacques Gallery
New York

This monumental fireplace and chimney piece were designed by Hector Guimard for a house …

This monumental fireplace and chimney piece were designed by Hector Guimard for a house commissioned by Louis Coilliot, a manufacturer of ceramic blocks and tiles. Coilliot gave Guimard his first opportunity to design a fully integrated architectural composition. The fireplace is made of enameled stoneware fashioned …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Hector Guimard
French, 1867–1942
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The designer of several Metro stations in fin de siècle Paris, Hector Guimard created one of the quintessential documents of French Art Noveau and remains the movement’s best-known proponent. Like his peers, Guimard rejected the domineering historicism in architecture and design, seeking to create a thoroughly modern style. His iconic Metro station gates are characterized by their organic, unfurling forms, produced affordably for the masses. The unity of composition was essential for Guimard and his Art Noveau peers, evinced by the attention to function, design, materials, and smaller details like character font. Although many of Guimard’s major civic works—including many of his Metro stations—were destroyed following his decline in popularity, renewed interest in his oeuvre in the 1960s prompted an increase in scholarship and preservation of his remaining work.

Hector Guimard

Fireplace and Chimney Piece, ca. 1900

Stoneware
74 3/4 × 55 in
189.9 × 139.7 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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