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PIERRE CHAREAU (1883-1950)

Pair of Chairs, MF275 model, circa 1924

MF 275 model in sycamore. Curved and slightly enveloping backrest shouldered by two symetrical uprights, apertured and inclined in the upper parts, forming the armrests. Seat covered with ecru fabric and tapered legs with rectangular section and sabre at the back.

H 84 - L 51 - P 47 cm (H 33.1 - W 20.1 - D 18.5 in)

History

"MF275" model from the artist's catalog produced for the Indochinese pavilion at the Exposition internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes in 1925, the Grand Hôtel de Tours in 1928 and the Villa Noailles at Hyères between 1923 and 1925.
There are several variants (seat in wood, without arms).

Exhibitions

Pavillon de l’Indochine à l’Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes, Paris, 1925.
Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, 1927.

Bibliography

L'Amour de l’Art, juin 1926, p. 215.
Art et Décoration, janvier-juin 1927, p. 110.  
Mobilier et Décoration, janvier 1927, p. 101, 105.
B. Brace Taylor, "Pierre Chareau, Designer and Architect", Taschen, 1994, model reproduced p. 88
M. Vellay, K. Frampton, "Pierre Chareau : Architecte-meublier, 1883-1950", Editions du Regard, Paris, 1984, p. 66, 68, 71, 72, 83, 185, 210, 212, 292, model reproduced and referenced p. 316.
"Pierre Chareau architecte, un art intérieur", Editions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Collection Monographies, Paris 1993, model reproduced p. 140, 185.
"Pierre Chareau, Modern Architecture And Design", The Jewish Museum et Yale University Press, New York, 2016, p. 42, 59, 115.