Maria Pergay, ‘Table Lamp’, 1970, Demisch Danant

Lamp shade: 9.84 H x 14.56 x 5.9 inches
(25 H x 37 x 15 cm)

About Maria Pergay

Paris-based designer Maria Pergay is known for her innovative use of stainless steel—a passion that began in the 1960s and has continued into her eighties. Born in Romania of Russian-Jewish descent, Pergay escaped to Paris with her mother at age six at the onset of WWII. After the war, Pergay studied costume, set design, and sculpture, and opened a shop in Paris’s Place des Vosges to sell her decorative silver objects. Upon a commission to work with steel, Pergay began to create her now iconic stainless steel furniture, with her first collection including the renowned Flying Carpet daybed (1968) and the Ring chair (1970). Pergay went on to design palace interiors for Saudi Arabia’s Royal family and furniture for fashion designer Pierre Cardin, continually evolving her stainless steel designs and incorporating lacquer, wood, and mother-of-pearl.

French, b. 1930, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows

2016
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Maria Pergay: Wonder Room
2015
Demisch Danant, 
Maria Pergay — Celebrating Five Decades of Design
2013
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Maria Pergay: Secret Garden

Group Shows

2018
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Masterworks
2016
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
made in France
2015
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Difference and Repetition
2015
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Selected Works
2014
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
New Acquisitions

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Demisch Danant at Design Miami/ Basel 2018
2018
Demisch Danant at TEFAF New York Spring 2018
2018
Demisch Danant at TEFAF Maastricht 2018
2018
Demisch Danant at NOMAD St. Moritz
2017
Demisch Danant at Design Miami/ 2017
2017
Demisch Danant at The Salon Art + Design 2017
2017
Demisch Danant at TEFAF NY Spring 2017
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