Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Royere retro


Image from the instillation.

The Sonnabend Gallery is holding the first major retrospective of the work of Jean Royere (1902-1981). The exhibition is curated by two of the leading authorities on 20th Century design, Patrick Seguin and Jacques Lacoste.The schematic design of the exhibition has been entrusted to the noted architect and designer India Mahdavi, who says unlike the more austere designs of his contemporaries, Royere brought great humor to his work. We wanted to celebrate this fun, playful, eclectic spirit.


Liane lamp, 1958


Jean Royere - French Legation, Helsinki


Serpentin ceiling lamp, 1954


Tour Eiffel table, ca.1950


Ours Polaire sofa, 1952


Hotel Saint-Georgesa, Beyrouth, 1950

All Royere pieces from Galerie Patrick Seguin

----------------
Now playing: Breaks Co-Op - Duet
via FoxyTunes

7 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Wow... this is great stuff... I especially love the first image of the great canopy bed. Lush!

The Peak of Chic said...

How fabulous. I'm still dreaming of owning a Royère firescreen someday.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

That bed is certifiably nuts ... and wonderful. And the image of the Hotel Saint Georges is wonderful too ... that poor hotel (I think) still stands empty and about to fall down, on the waterfront, right where Hariri was blown up.

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

AL - seemingly Beirut is a great place to find original pieces by Royere?!

Suzy said...

sounds great, wish I could go...

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Suzy - hope you are feeling better...

maison21 said...

one of my heroes- thanks for the great images!