GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN

Occupying a 300 sqm (3200 sq ft) space, rearchitectured by Jean Nouvel, in Paris's Bastille neighborhood since 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin has brought the talents of French interior designers such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère into the international spotlight.

Patrick Seguin’s expertise has led for the gallery to become consultant for exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MoMA in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein, the Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France.

The quality of the works selected by Patrick Seguin and their meticulous presentations have resulted in unique exhibitions in the design field: the Jean Prouvé retrospective at Sonnabend Gallery in New York in 2003; the Charlotte Perriand- Jean Prouvé exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles in 2004; the Jean Prouvé exhibition in Seoul and Tokyo in 2005, the exhibition of Pierre Jeanneret's Chandigarh furniture in 2006; and Jean Royère exhibition in 2008, both at Sonnabend Gallery.

Present at all the major international fairs, the Galerie Patrick Seguin has presented 1950s design at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, the Biennale des Antiquaires in Monaco, FIAC in Paris, DesignMiami and DesignMiami Basel.

At the same time, the gallery developed an editorial line of monographic books that accompany the exhibitions and works strenuously to promote the demountables houses of Jean Prouvé.

NEWS - quotidien de l’art – September 25, 2014

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Création majeure de la modernité, Chandigarh fait l’objet d’une attention soutenue du marché et des collectionneurs depuis quelques années. Publié par la galerie Patrick Seguin (Paris), un ouvrage de référence riche en documents inédits vient couronner un long processus de reconnaissance du formidable travail de Pierre Jeanneret, cousin de Le Corbusier avec qui il fit sortir de terre cette cité pionnière, précurseur de Brasilia. En 2006, Patrick Seguin avait exposé chez Sonnabend à New York le mobilier de Le Corbusier et Jeanneret pour Chandigarh. « Je suis ravi que Jeanneret prenne enfin toute sa place », confie Patrick Seguin…

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NEWS - HIGHLIGHT – LIBRARY TABLE WITH LIGHT, ca. 1963-64

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The latter comes from the famous chandigarh project. In 1947 with India’s independence, Nehru decided to commission a contemporary architect for the creation of the new capital of the Punjab region, soon to become Chandigarh. Le Corbusier’s project was meant to illustrate the bright future of this new country. The project also included the creation of all the furniture of administrative buildings and housing. For this creation Le Corbusier chose his cousin and lifelong collaborator, Pierre Jeanneret. Both of the architects-designers’ styles remained eminently modern yet respectful of Indian savoir-faire and craftsmanship. See the attached brief presentation and some archive images on this great adventure.

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