Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design
Exhibition, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA.
This retrospective of French furniture designer and architect Pierre Chareau, whose prolific career spanned the traditional French decorative arts and modern architecture, features an innovative display of over 100 original furniture pieces, architectural drawings, watercolours, pochoir prints, archival photographs, and film clips. It offers new perspective on the modern master.
Alongside his iconic designs, Chareau's life is presented within a rich biographical and cultural context – beginning in Paris, where the majority of his clients were Jewish and prominent members of the French progressive intelligentsia, and culminating with his exile in New York as a refugee from Nazi-occupied France.