Following the Second World War, there is an important growth - the Trente Glorieuses - in France which is favourable to innovations in many elds and particularly in the creation’s one.
As the decorative arts, a young generation of talented designers strives to champion a radically modern and rationalist conception of the furniture by creating models destined to series despite the public’s reluctance still traditionalist. Thanks to its tenacity, its creativity and its ingenuity, this passionate group forges a status of the designer’s nascent profession and makes its mark on the French design history.
Pascal Cuisinier will gather at the Salon Art + Design some of the most outstanding models created and edited in the 1950’s: lightings, seating and furniture. This set of emblematic pieces, among the rarest on the market such as the lamp M3 by Michel Mortier or even the lamp G60 by Pierre Guariche, exemplify a new aesthetic defended by Motte, Monpoix and others colleagues now recognized as the most renowned French designers of this period.
Their creations – typical of the French decorative arts’s quality - are characterised by their sobriety, the rigour of their design and proportions, their elegance and also a great formal creativity. However they are still functional so comfortable or with a dual-use as illustrate the adjustable child desk 144 by Pierre Guariche, the open lighting low table by Joseph- André Motte, or even the convertible sofa AR-1 by the duet Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol.
Among this collection, some of the representative models of Pierre Paulin’s work, will be exceptionally featured to the New Yorker public including the sofa 119, the rare low table 119 designed for the French producer Meubles TV in 1953 or even the desk CM193 for Thonet France. These rare pieces are part of the fteen that the gallery has recently lent to the National Modern Art Museum – Georges Pompidou Centre at the occasion of the retrospective devoted to the famous creator the last six months.