Published during the eponymous exhibition at the Galerie des Galeries (Galeries Lafayette, Paris), this book presents 164 pieces created by 59 famous designers.
Published during the eponymous exhibition at the Galerie des Galeries (Galeries Lafayette, Paris), this book presents 164 pieces created by 59 famous designers. All the items are from the private collection of Clémence and Didier Krzentowski. Staged by Bruno Rousseaud, photos by Fabrice Gousset. Text in English by Caroline Bourgeois (Curator).
Designers presented :
Franco ALBINI, Franca HELG, Ron ARAD, Sergio ASTI, Gae AULENTI, François AZAMBOURG, François BAUCHET, Ludovico di BELGIOJOSO, Enrico PERESSUTI, Ernesto ROGERS, Rudolfo BONETTO, Ronan BOUROULLEC, Erwan BOUROULLEC, Andrea BRANZI, Fernando BRíZIO, Livio CASTIGLIONI, Gianfranco FRATTINI, Achille CASTIGLIONI, Pier Giacomo CASTIGLIONI, André CAZENAVE, Pierre CHARPIN, Joe COLOMBO, Pucci De ROSSI, NEXT ARCHITECTS & Aura LUZ MELIS, David DUBOIS, FRONT DESIGN (Sofia LAGERKVIST, Charlotte von der LANCKEN, Anna LINDGREN et Katja SÄVSTRÖM), Naoto FUKAZAWA, Konstantin GRCIC, Vittorio GREGOTTI, Stefano MENEGHETTI, Giotto STOPPINO, Ineke HANS, James IRVINE, Hella JONGERIUS, Harri KOSKINEN, Shiro KURAMATA, Charles-Édouard JEANNERET-GRIS dit « Le Corbusier », Alessandro MENDINI, Alessandro GUERRIERO, Jasper MORRISON, Bruno MUNARI, George NELSON, Marc NEWSON, Verner PANTON, Pierre PAULIN, Charlotte PERRIAND, Jean PROUVÉ, RADI DESIGNERS : Florence DOLÉAC, Laurent MASSALOUX, Olivier SIDET et Robert STADLER, Tejo REMY, Gino SARFATTI, Jerszy SEYMOUR, Wieki SOMERS, Ettore SOTTSASS, Philippe STARCK.
|Number of pages||32|
|Size||15 x 21 cm|
Born in 1905 in Milan (Italy), he was an architect and a designer. He died in 1977.
Born in Tel-Aviv (Israël) in 1961, lives and works in London (UK).
Born in Milan (Italy) in 1926. He studied art and architecture in Milan between 1947 and 1953. He is one the founding directors of the ADI (Industrial Design Association).
Born in 1927 in Italy. She works as an architect, interior architect and architecture theorist.
François Azambourg lives and works Paris. His work has been devoted to the combination of techniques and the true art of applied arts. His work often crosses over into the realm of research. He regularly registers patents for new materials and new processes. In 2005 he obtained a Carte Blanche VIA grant for his exploration of the theme of “beehive metaphor” and was named Creator of the Year 2009 at the Salon du Meuble in Paris. François Azambourg’s works are produced by Hermès, Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Cinna, Domestic, Moustache, Poltrona Frau, Kreo, DCS and CIAV Meisenthal.
Born in Milan in 1909, Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso was an Italian architect and designer. He died in 2004.
François Bauchet is a french designer, he was born in 1948 in Montluçon. In 2002, he was appointed Creator of the year at the Salon du meuble of Paris. His objects and furniture are produced by the Galerie Kreo, Cinna, Ligne Roset… and his pieces are part of permanent collections at the FNAC Paris, the Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris, le design museum in Lisbon…
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born respectively in 1971 and 1976 in Quimper (Brittany), have become internationally known designers in a few years. They have managed to lead their projects to term, such as the A-Poc shop in Paris or the creation of diverse furniture pieces for international brands such as Capellini or Vitra. They were the first French to get a personal exhibition at the Design of London in 2002.
Andrea Branzi is, at one time, an architect, designer, city planner and journalist (Modo Magazine, 1983 to 1987). He was one of the founders in 1983, of the Domus Academy in Milan. A professor of industrial design at Milan Polytechnic University, he is also the author of a number of books and essays. At the end of the sixties, he was heavily involved in student protests in Florence and was a member of the radical design group, Archizoom Associati. Since then, he has created a considerable number of objects for a range of companies such as Alessi, Artemide, Cassina, Poltronova, Vitra and Zanotta. His work has been presented in such keynote events as the Milan Triennale or the Venice Biennale as well as in personal exhibitions in international galleries and museums. In 1987, he earned a special mention from the jury of the Compasso d’Oro for the totality of his work as designer and theoretician.
Pierre Charpin was born in 1962 in Saint–Mandé (near Paris) and graduated from the Beaux–Arts de Bourges in 1984. Since the early 1990s he has devoted himself to designing furniture and objects.
In 1990 his first solo exhibition was held at the Galerie Perkal (Paris) where he presented his research into the possibility of “anthropomorphic” furniture, and a series of silver tableware objects, manufactured in 1988 by Algorythme. In 1993 he developed his Stackable Chair project thanks to a grant from the FIACRE [French Minister of Culture]. In 1995 he was given the Carte blanche of the VIA (Valorisation Innovation dans l’Ameublement). He designed several seating projects for La Collection tropicale (La Maison du meuble créole, La Réunion) in 1996. That same year he participated in and was responsible for curating the exhibition Assembled in Ivry at the sur–Seine). In 1997 he participated in the first Design Biennial in Saint–Étienne, in which he attracted attention with Vroom, his research into the car as an object, resulting from a workshop with students from the Beaux–Arts de Saint–Étienne.
He lives and works in Ivry–sur–Seine and Paris.
His practice has centered on experimental
projects — in particular those conducted with the Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques (CIRVA) from 1998 to 2001, and the Centre de recherche sur les arts du feu et de la terre (CRAFT) between 2003 and 2005 — and in the course of his collaborations with renowned manufacturers such as Alessi, Cristalleries de Saint–Louis, Japan Creative, Ligne Roset, Magis, Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, Montina, Pamar, Tectona, Venini, The Wrong Shop, Wrong for Hay and Zanotta.
After mounting a first solo exhibition of his work in 1999, the Galerie kreo (Paris) has held the exclusive right to produce limited editions of his pieces, presented in solo exhibitions since 2005: Platform in 2006, All’Aperto in 2008, 81/2 in 2009, and Ignotus Nomen in 2011.
His solo exhibitions include: in 1998, Una mostra di mobile, Post Design (Milan) ; in 2001, Torno subito, Galerie des Curiosités, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) ; in 2002, Stands, Design Gallery Milano (Milan) ; in 2005, Oggetti Lenti, Design Gallery Milano, and Pierre Charpin 2005 at the Grand–Hornu Images (Hornu) ; in 2009, Entre les vases, Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains (MUDAC, Lausanne) ; in 2011, Pierre Charpin au Grand–Hornu, vingt années de travail, Grand–Hornu Images ; in 2014, Pierre Charpin, la part du dessin, Elac Gallery (Lausanne).
Pierre Charpin’s pieces have been included in many books alongside other designers. His work has also been the subject of several monographic publications, including Pierre Charpin à Vallauris and Pierre Charpin au CIRVA (Grégoire Gardette Éditions, 2000 and 2001), Nouvelles formes pour Sèvres (Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, 2008), and Entre les Vases to coincide with his exhibition at the MUDAC (Birkhaüser, 2009). In 2014, JRP Ringier publishes his first monography: Pierre Charpin.
His designs are included in many private collections, and are held in the following public collections: Fonds national d’Art contemporain (Paris/La Défense), Musée national d’Art moderne/Centre de création industrielle (Paris), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), Grand–Hornu Images (Hornu), Indianapolis Museum of Art (USA).
In 2004 Pierre Charpin was the winner of the international competition for the design of the Carafe Eau de Paris, produced in an edition of 10 000. His vase Triplo (Venini) featured in the selection list for the Compasso d’Oro 2005, the year in which he was named “Créateur de l’année” [Designer of the Year] at the Salon du meuble in Paris.
Pierre Charpin has acted as the scenographer of his own exhibitions (at the MUDAC and Grand–Hornu Images), as well as for themed exhibitions such as Les Sixties, mode d’emploi (Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris), Mobi Boom (Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris) and Quali cose siamo, the third Design Museum Triennial (Milan), organized in 2010 by Alessandro Mendini. In parallel with his work as
a designer, from 1998 to 2008 he taught design at the École supérieure d’Art et de Design in Reims. He has been teaching in the Industrial Design department of the ECAL–University of Art and Design since 2006.
Le Corbusier was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in 1887 and died in 1965. He is one of the most important representants of the modern movement with, for example, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropuis, Alvar Aalto and Theo van Doesburg. Installed in Paris since 1917, he participates to the creation of the Esprit nouveau, an art and architecture magazine in which he uses the pseudonym of Le Corbusier. After the WWII, he proposes his "unités d'habitation" (habitation units) and realises Marseille's Cité radieuse.
Great theoretician, he maintains his publications with le Modulor (1950), presentation of modern architecture.
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