Paris_ Basel

French design collection

18/09/2020 - 17/10/2020

For the “Paris-Basel” exhibition, the gallery has taken the most beautiful pieces collected during the year for the international fair in Basel (Design/Miami Basel), which was first postponed in September, but finally cancelled. 
Faithful to the French avant-garde design of the 1950s, the gallery showed some of the most sought-after and rare pieces of this period, such as the twelve-drawer “Evelyne” chest of drawers by Joseph-André Motte, of which only three pieces are known today and whose handles are exceptionally made of ivory, while the others were made of Bakelite.
The public could also see a beautiful coffee table by René Jean Caillette in original St Gobain glass, a piece of furniture by Alain Richard, unknown until now, entirely dressed in white laminate, a selection of the three most beautiful French armchairs in rattan as well as, as always, the most beautiful light fixtures of this period. 
An exceptional selection of tapestries by Mathieu Matégot completed the set. Finally Pascal Cuisinier unveiled for the first time one of his most incredible pieces; perhaps the rarest piece of Pierre Paulin’s work, his famous carpet seat made in three copies of which only two remain, the second one being part of the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou.