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About René-Jean Caillette

Rene-Jean Caillette’s Diamond chair (1958) is an icon of French modernism. Made of pressure-formed plywood, it won the gold medal at the Brussels 1958 international EXPO, and is indicative of the designer’s austere and refined style. He collaborated with Alain Richard, Genevieve Dangles, and Joseph Andre Motte as Group 4, leading voices in design during France’s post-war reconstruction. Together, they worked to bring design to all people, using simple forms made of affordable materials like plastic, rattan, and Formica. But wood in particular was important for Caillette. "I am the son of a cabinetmaker,” he said. “And I still remember the smell of wood shavings in the workshop of my father."

French, 1919-2004

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
René-Jean Caillette, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, Paris
2014
René-Jean Caillette, Demisch Danant, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Architectural & Minimalist, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, Paris
2014
100 french seats 1951-1961, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, Paris