Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003


Pierre Chareau

LP 270 ceiling fixture
France, c. 1923
iron, alabaster
16 h in (41 cm)

Literature:Pierre Chareau: Architecte-Meublier, 1883-1950, Vellay, pg 55 illustrates this model

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $14,160

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Pierre Chareau 1883–1950

Pierre Chareau was a prolific architect and designer with trademark vision who created functional spaces for modern living. Born in Bordeaux, France in 1883, he began his formal training at the Ècole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, later establishing his atelier, La Boutique, located on the Rue du Cherche-Midi in 1919.  Chareau gained recognition in 1925 after his office-library design for the French Embassy was included in the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris.

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