Pierre Chareau, ‘Pair of stools, model no. SN1’, ca. 1920, Phillips

Each: 35 x 49.5 x 29.5 cm (13 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 11 5/8 in.)

Gabriel Henriot, 'Pierre Chareau', Mobilier et Décoration, December 1927, p. 222
Francis Jourdain, L’Art International d’Aujourd’hui, Intérieurs, Paris, 1929, pl. 45
René Herbst, Un inventeur… l’architecte Pierre Chareau, Paris, 1954, pp. 33, 74, 78
Marc Vellay and Kenneth Frampton, Pierre Chareau: Architect and Craftsman 1883-1950, Paris, 1984, pp. 84, 209, 329
Brian Brace Taylor, Pierre Chareau: Designer and Architect, Berlin, 1998, pp. 80, 95, 135
Esther da Costa Meyer, ed., Pierre Charreau: Modern Architecture and Design, New York, 2016, pp. 32, 45, 55, 65, 70-71, 100, 124-125 for images and a drawing

Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1990

About Pierre Chareau

Pierre Chareau is often cited as one of France’s first truly modern architects. Educated at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, Chareau was interested in Cubism and boldly experimented with materials like glass, steel, and light itself. He’s best remembered for his Maison de Verre (House of Glass), France’s first house made entirely of glass and steel. Built in 1932 as an office and home for Dr. Jean Dalsace, the building is notable for its juxtaposition of a transparent, seemingly weightless structure and custom mechanical innovations with traditional décor and furnishings. Chareau also made designs on a smaller scale, his furniture and lighting expressing the same fascination with technology, material, and complex forms.

French, 1883-1950