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Pierre Disderot edition
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Courtesy Galerie Pascal Cuisinier

Designer and architect Pierre Guariche was an important voice in the modernist movement of post-war France. Guariche studied under René Gabriel at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and began showing his work in his early 20s. In 1954 he founded the Atelier des Recherches Plastiques (Plastics Research Workshop) with Joseph-Andre Motte and Michel Mortier. Guariche is perhaps best known for his work with the Belgian firm Meurop, where he designed high-quality affordable furniture, specializing in chairs and multidirectional, articulated lighting. His laminated plywood Tonneau chair (1954) for Steiner is a classic of the era.

Selected exhibitions
2021
@home, new chapterGalerie kreo
2020
Collectible DesignPeter Blake Gallery
2019
The Voice of ThingsDemisch Danant
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Sconce G1, 1951

Lacquered metal and polish brass
47 1/5 × 55 1/10 × 17 7/10 in
120 × 140 × 45 cm
Location
Paris
Medium
Manufacturer
Pierre Disderot edition
Image rights
Courtesy Galerie Pascal Cuisinier

Designer and architect Pierre Guariche was an important voice in the modernist movement of post-war France. Guariche studied under René Gabriel at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and began showing his work in his early 20s. In 1954 he founded the Atelier des Recherches Plastiques (Plastics Research Workshop) with Joseph-Andre Motte and Michel Mortier. Guariche is perhaps best known for his work with the Belgian firm Meurop, where he designed high-quality affordable furniture, specializing in chairs and multidirectional, articulated lighting. His laminated plywood Tonneau chair (1954) for Steiner is a classic of the era.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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