When: 25 February – 26 April 2016
Where: Galerie Patrick Seguin, 45-47 Brook Street, London
Opening hours: From Thursday, 25th February, 5-8pm
Galerie Patrick Seguin is dedicating a show entirely to French designer Jean Royère. There will be 16 pieces on display that have never before been shown in London.
Royère became a leading figure in French design from his very first garden furniture project in 1931 to his retirement in 1972.
Royère was a self-taught designer, known for his craftsmanship and fascination with organic shapes and unconventional colours. He invented a décor that was sophisticated yet comfortable, intended for effortless, elegant and somewhat quirky modern living.
Here’s a little taster of what you can expect to see:
Elephanteau armchair, 1947.
A pair of 5 branched ‘Jacques’ wall lamps, 1948. Photo (c) Hervé Lewandowski
Oak desk, c1949.
‘Croisillon’ armchair, c1950.
A pair of blue ‘Croisillon’ chairs, c1950.
Metal and brass wall lamp, c1950.
‘Tour Eiffel’ table, c1963.
About the Galerie Patrick Seguin – Paris & London
Founded in 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin is located in Paris’ Bastille district in a 300sqm space, renovated by Jean Nouvel, a 2008 Pritzker Prize winner. The gallery specializes in showcasing the designs of Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, and Jean Royère.
In October 2015, Galerie Patrick Seguin opened a second space in Mayfair, London.