Les Artistes

 "Pair(s)" september - december 2015

Born in France in 1883, he died in 1950.

Pierre Chareau was a French architect and designer. He is especially famous for creating designs containing pivoting or sliding elements, thus creating highly adaptable pieces – the most famous example being his “Fan table” (1923-1924) with its pivoting trays. He designed the Maison de Verre in Paris, the first house in France made out of steel and glass (1928-1931). Chareau has often collaborated with fellow designers and architects: in 1923, he was one of the many designers – alongside Eileen Gray, Jean Prouvé and Marcel Breuer – hired by Robert Mallet-Stevens to decorate and furnish the Villa Noailles in the South of France.