GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN

Founded in 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin is located in Paris’s Bastille district in a 300 sqm (3200 sq ft) space, renovated by Jean Nouvel, a 2008 Prizker 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 demountables houses. As of today, the gallery has amassed 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 awarded the title Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry 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 Gallery, Eva Presenhuber, Sadie Coles HQ, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Paula Cooper Gallery, kurimanzutto, Luhring Augustine and Karma.

In October 2015, Galerie Patrick Seguin opened a second space in Mayfair, London. The focus of this location, primarily devoted to the development of the architectural aspect of Jean Prouvé’s work, will rotate between exhibitions focusing on architecture, twentieth century French furniture, and contemporary art.


NEWS - Jean Prouvé – Pierre Jeanneret – Jean Royère – Le Corbusier

For the thirteenth edition of DesignMiami/ Basel , Galerie Patrick Seguin will present a selection of remarkable pieces of furniture by Jean Prouvé , Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Royère , as well as elements of architecture by Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier .
A beautiful Jean Prouvé table created for the Solvay factory in 1942 will be on display at the gallery’s booth.
The gallery will also exhibit a rare pair of low chairs, called the “Armless Easy Chairs”, and a sofa by Pierre Jeanneret from the famous city of Chandigarh, India.
A distinguished showcasing of Jean Royere’s works of furniture and light fixtures arranged on their own will illuminate a separate corner of the booth.

Among the elements of architecture, the gallery will present the exceptional sliding door from the Pavillon du Centenaire de l’Aluminium. Already well-known for his work in prefabrication, Jean Prouvé was called to design a building that would accentuate aluminum’s rich and innovative qualities at a time when it was still a relatively unknown material. To fulfill the commission, Prouvé created a structure that was astonishingly light for its immense size. Composed of glass and aluminum, the Pavillon was assembled on the banks of the river Seine in Paris in 1954 and then was reinstalled in the northern city of Lille in 1956, where it would stay until 1998.
The gallery will also participate in Design at Large with a harmony of different facade panels by Jean Prouvé spanning multiple decades, selected in organization with curator François Halard’s vision of calling to mind the questions pertaining to the relationship between design and time.

NEWS - CHÂTEAU LA COSTE – PROUVÉ / ROGERS

From Sunday June 3 rd, Patrick McKillen and Patrick Seguin are happy to present at Château La Coste a special installation.

In 2015, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners adapted a Jean Prouvé 6×6 Demountable House, 1944, designed for the victims of World War II in the Lorraine region. While preserving the integrity of the original structure, Richard Rogers and his team have added electricity, hot water, kitchen and bathroom. These new elements are flexible and demountable, in keeping with the spirit of Prouvé’s ideas. This project gives new life to the Prouvé demountable house in rendering it completely autonomous and creating an archetype of the ideal nomadic home.

Jean Prouvé is widely recognised as one of the defining architects and designers of the 20th century, but for Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers he played a pivotal role in their careers. As president of the jury of the Centre Pompidou project, Prouvé was instrumental in giving Piano and Rogers their first major project, a project which has become an icon of architecture worldwide.

At Château La Coste, there is an opportunity to visit the Rogers – Prouvé house exhibited inside the pavillion designed by Renzo Piano.

NEWS - GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN LONDON – CARTE BLANCHE TO IVOR BRAKA

Galerie Patrick Seguin is pleased to announce its first “Carte Blanche” at its London gallery.
In homage to the city of London, the gallery has decided to present works by prominent British artists Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud that stand apart from any contemporary art movements.
In an era principally championing abstraction, each of these artists shared a passionate commitment to scrutinising life and to showing the essence of what they saw.
The different paintings, selected with Ivor Braka, highlight the emphasis on the possibilities of what paint can do to approximate reality and a belief in the power of oil paint shared by all three artists at a time when conceptual art was to the fore.

NEWS - QUIZ TO WIN – JEAN PROUVÉ DOUBLE VOLUME

Galerie Patrick Seguin is hosting a competition to win a copy of the 2017 edition of the boxed set double volume publication on Jean Prouvé.
The competition takes place on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 6 pm in Paris, France (UTC+1) and comprises multiple questions about Jean Prouvé.

Only answers sent via direct message will be considered.
Anyone on Instagram can enter and the competition is free. Employees of Galerie Patrick Seguin are prohibited from participating in the competition.
Galerie Patrick Seguin will determine the winner based on the following qualifications:
Accuracy and timing – the quiz will be open for 24 hours, only considering the first correct message received. Only one answer per person will be accepted.
There will be one winner. If no answer is completely accurate, the Galerie Patrick Seguin reserves the right to choose the first answer with the most accurate response received within 24 hours.
The winner will be announced the following Monday, February 5th, 2018, at 6 pm in Paris, France (UTC+1) with a comment by Galerie Patrick Seguin (@galeriepatrickseguin) on their Instagram post announcing the competition dating Sunday, February 4th and via direct message on Instagram from Galerie Patrick Seguin (@galeriepatrickseguin).
The winner will have one week (until Monday, February 12th, 2018) to respond via direct message on Instagram to the Galerie Patrick Seguin (@galeriepatrickseguin) with the correct name and address to which the publication will be sent via post.
This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media used throughout the contest.