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Founded in 1989, GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN is located in Paris’s Bastille district in a 300 sqm (3200 sq ft) space, architectured by JEAN NOUVEL, a 2008 Pritzker Prize winner. Since its opening, the gallery has brought the talents of French designers such as JEAN PROUVÉ, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, PIERRE JEANNERET, LE CORBUSIER and JEAN ROYÈRE into the international spotlight.

With a particular specialization in the work of Jean Prouvé, Galerie Patrick Seguin works rigorously to promote both his furniture as well as his architecture (demountable houses). As of today, the gallery has assembled the most important collection of these demountable houses, which for the most part are either unique examples or were produced in very few numbers.

The quality of the works selected by Patrick Seguin combined with his meticulous and informative presentations has resulted in unique exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France. The gallery has also published a series of monographic books that accompany the exhibitions. In 2017 Patrick Seguin was named Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Minister of Culture. The decoration was awarded to him by Mr. Jack Lang, former Minister of Culture.

In addition to featuring both Prouvé demountable houses and design exhibitions, the gallery invites an international contemporary art gallery to exhibit a “Carte Blanche” show in its Parisian space every year during the FIAC. Past exhibitions have included galleries Jablonka Galerie, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Sadie Coles HQ, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Paula Cooper Gallery, kurimanzutto, Luhring Augustine, Karma, Ivor Braka, Campoli Presti, David Kordansky Gallery and Gavin Brown’s enterprise.


NEWS - TEFAF NEW YORK 2022 / May 5-10, 2022 / Booth no. 331

GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN is delighted to be exhibiting a fine selection of furniture by JEAN PROUVÉ and CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

In a post-war context of change and reconstruction, Air France began its conquest of air transport and in 1951 the Paris–Brazzaville route was inaugurated. With modernity as its keyword, the company called upon Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, then at the height of their powers, to design the interiors of its residence in Brazzaville.

Completed in 1952, the red building which was meant as housing for European Air France staff, was an outstanding example of architecture for a tropical environment. Natural ventilation and orientation according to the prevailing winds guaranteed constant coolness for the occupants, while Jean Prouvé’s sun-shutters brought shade in a country where temperatures reach record highs.

The installation will comprise two very rare Jean Prouvé S.A.M. tables as well as two exceptional demountable Cafétéria chairs, an iconic swing-jib lamp, two elegant cupboards featuring a diamond point motif and rare colour range, as well as a sleek Guéridon. One of the three exceptional no. 507 tables by Charlotte Perriand will round off the presentation.

These are iconic examples of the oeuvres of Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand. Comfortable, robust and functional, some of the pieces are displayed here in their modular state. Most of Jean Prouvé’s works were designed to be dismantled; less bulky and easier to transport, they were perfect for shipping by plane from the Ateliers Jean Prouvé straight to Africa. All the wooden furniture items are distinctively rendered in such local species as kambala (iron wood).

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NEWS - CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Coffee table, ca. 1960

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND used to select her wood according to the project and what was available from her carpenter, who would season the wood for more than ten years before use.

The table top is left unpainted in order to bring out the grain of the wood, to fully express the material and bring a bit of the natural world into the home.

Perriand designed numerous coffee tables – free form, rectangular, square and here, round.

Perriand’s designs have a powerful identity and this coffee table is no exception. Its simple form is a timeless classic among her creations.


A limited edition card game dedicated to JEAN PROUVÉ will be offered to the first twenty lucky purchasers of the two-volume Jean Prouvé box set on our eShop.