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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 2018 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 - Focus on Jean Prouvé’s Tropique no. 351 armchair

Tropique no. 351 armchair, 1951
Air France building, Brazzaville,
Republic of Congo

Designed by JEAN PROUVÉ in 1951, the Tropique no. 351 armchair was made for Air France in Brazzaville.

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 to design the interiors of its residence in Brazzaville – famously known as the “red building” – intended to accommodate the airline’s staff.

From this particular order emerged a series of iconic pieces, among them the Tropique no. 351 armchair.

Extremely modern, this armchair features a structure made of steel and aluminum tubing, covered with cotton canvas. Its seat, reinforced by a bent tube frame, is supported by crutches attached to the rear brace. This armchair, characterized by its curved and clean lines, also features wooden armrests. Produced from 1951 the Tropique no. 351 armchair appeared in the Steph Simon gallery catalog until 1956.

NEWS - Jean Prouvé’s Maxéville Design Office – New Exclusive Animatic

GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN announces the release of a new video on its YouTube channel!

Using photos and original plans, this animatic showcases the JEAN PROUVÉ’s Maxéville Design Office, offering a detailed insight into this remarkable example of demountable architecture.

In 1947 Jean Prouvé moved his workshop to Maxéville, a suburb outside of Nancy in eastern France, and his company became a hotbed of innovative constructional thinking in France. Technicians, draftsmen and laborers worked together in an ambience of mutual respect.

Strategically placed opposite Prouvé’s office at the entrance to the Maxéville plant, the design office was where the Ateliers Jean Prouvé prototypes were honed with series in mind. It symbolized the new thrust Prouvé wanted to give the company by entering the mass production market generated by France’s enormous need for infrastructure and housing after the War. This version of the 10 × 12 meter demountable house with a 2 × 12 meter canopy was originally produced in 1948 as a prototype for the reconstruction after the War.

Intended as a demonstration model that would convince the public of the virtues of prefabricated housing, this was a copybook model: the use of structural axial portal provides an open, fluid plan rendered highly adaptable by interchangeable partitions and one-piece glazed or solid facing panels. Since the house failed to find the success that had been hoped for, its prototype was ultimately set up in 1952 at the Maxéville plant.

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Exhibiting for the 18th time at DESIGN MIAMI. BASEL, GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN has taken the colour red as a chromatic theme for a selection of furniture, lightings and architectural pieces designed by JEAN PROUVÉ, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND and LE CORBUSIER.

Organized into two sections, one side of the booth will show a selection of exceptional pieces by JEAN PROUVÉ, including an elegant Cité armchair, an extremely rare Antony banquette, a sculptural wall-mounted dual-volume unit, and an aluminum awning. Designed in 1930 to furnish the university student residence in Nancy (eastern France), the Cité armchair was the first model to be produced in small series by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. Very modern for its time, this comfortable and elegant armchair is notable for its U-shaped metal frame, ensuring strength and stability. As with the no. 356 lightweight chair – the “Antony chair” – the no. 356 banquette, designed for the communal areas of the university student residence in Antony (Paris area), comprises a metal frame, designed exclusively for the project, made of a large-diameter tubular crosspiece onto which the tubular legs and sheet-metal support brackets are welded. In wood and metal, the wall unit is composed of a bracket structure fitted with a standard sideboard, a smaller unit with glass doors, and a shelf. Fully modular, this remarkable wall-mounted system illustrates all the ingenuity of Jean Prouvé’s “constructive imagination”.

Set above a glass door from the headquarters of the CIMT (Compagnie industrielle de matériel de transport), a Métropole house awning in aluminum and red sheet steel will mark the transition between the booth’s two spaces.

On the other side, the gallery will show a collection of pieces by CHARLOTTE PERRIAND and LE CORBUSIER for the Maison du Brésil in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, including a notable partition unit. Multifunctional, this double-faced unit is shown with a wooden bed by Charlotte Perriand, alongside a shelving unit, a wall-mounted light and a cube – for use as a stool or a side-table – designed by Le Corbusier. These pieces are arranged to recreate the typical layout of the student rooms of the Maison du Brésil.

In addition to this spectacular monochrome arrangement, an exceptional grouping of pieces by JEAN PROUVÉ will also be exhibited, featuring a S.A.M. no. 506 table and four Métropole no. 305 chairs painted Van Dyck brown, a beautiful Cité no. 456 bed and a large wall-mounted swing-jib lamp.

DESIGN MIAMI. BASEL June 10–16, 2024 Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland Booth G 12


Exhibiting for the third time at TEFAF New York, GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN will present a beautiful selection of furniture and lightings by JEAN PROUVÉ, JEAN ROYÈRE, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND and LE CORBUSIER.

Part of the installation will consist of pieces by Jean Royère, including an exceptional Flaque table in wood and straw marquetry, and a rare Croisillon divan.

A perfect illustration of Jean Royère’s work, the Flaque table’s sinuous lines give it a timeless elegance. Its tabletop in straw marquetry is decorated with a subtle star motif, bringing a touch of modernity to this heritage technique passed down from French cabinetmakers of the 18th century. Combining a tubular metal structure with a powerful geometric pattern, the Croisillon sofa is notable for its silvered patina, making it an extremely rare piece. The composition is completed with an extraordinary Ondulation hanging light in oak and metal, and a pair of Hirondelle wall lights.

In a demonstration of Jean Prouvé’s creative diversity, another display will unite Visiteur armchairs with a Guéridon Bas, wall-mounted bookcase, daybed and swing-jib lamp.
Designed in around 1947 in the context of post-War France, the Visiteur FV 11 armchairs are noticeable for their steel tubular structure, broad backrest and oak armrests. Providing a very large seat for optimum comfort, these armchairs are accompanied by a Guéridon Bas designed by Prouvé in around 1959. Fully demountable, this low table is composed of solid oak legs topped with a slab of cathedral glass. Rare in its height and circumference, this coffee table belonged to Nancy photographer Albert Lott (1910–1991), a friend of Jean Prouvé’s.

The Antony bookcase combines the concept of a standard sideboard with that of Charlotte Perriand’s shelves, thereby creating a wall-mounted “cabinet–bookcase”, lightweight and functional. The folded sheet metal is painted in bright colours, selected from the range at Ateliers Jean Prouvé. An example of this bookcase is also held in the permanent collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

A beautiful curving sideboard, designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1958, forms the link between the spaces displaying pieces by Jean Royère and those of Jean Prouvé. At once elegant and solid, this piece demonstrates the research conducted by Charlotte Perriand into the technical properties of wood through her “free-form” furniture.

From May 9 to 14, 2024
Park Avenue Armory
New York
Booth 331