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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 - Power Station of Art, Shanghai

GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN has been invited to lend a selection of furniture and architecture by JEAN PROUVÉ as part of the exhibition Paris Moderne 1914-1945: Architecture, Design, Film, Fashion, at the Power Station of Art.


Focused on Paris during the Golden Age, this retrospective showcases more than 300 pieces which illustrate thirty years of ingenuity. At this occasion, the gallery’s contributions are a 6 x 6 demountable house, three ‘Compas’ architectural elements and five chairs all conceived by Jean Prouvé, “constructor” of visionary genius and resolutely modern.


© Power Station of Art


This exhibition has been curated by the renowned architect and architecture historian Jean-Louis Cohen, who passed away on August 7th, 2023. Architecture lover, he shared his knowledge through classes, books and exhibitions. We pay tribute to him today and salute these achievements.


© Ekaterina Izmetieva


The gallery collaborated with Jean Louis Cohen on numerous occasions including the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2014, when he was the curator of the French pavilion. In the exhibition, entitled ‘Fundamentals’, the gallery presented a representative selection of architectural elements by Jean Prouvé.


© Luc Boegly


For the 17th edition of Design Miami/ Basel, GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN will present a collection of key pieces by JEAN PROUVÉ, illustrating the creative genius of the constructor and the timelessness of his work.

An exceptional selection of 16 Jean Prouvé chairs will be exhibited, each a different model or colour. From the early 1930s, with the historic Cité chair, to the 1950s with his signature Métropole no. 305 chairs, not forgetting the masterful Direction no. 353 swivelling office chair, this selection of iconic pieces provides a remarkable testimony to Jean Prouvé’s unique vision and demonstrates the technical and aesthetic evolutions seen throughout his career.

A selection of three particularly noteworthy pieces from Cameroon – all in aluminum – will also be shown: a magnificent SAM Tropique no. 303 table, and an exceptional no. 101 wardrobe and no. 152 sideboard. Iconic Jean Prouvé pieces, characterized by their extreme rarity, they illustrate the fruit of his research into the concepts of convertibility and mobility for export, a demonstration of his audacity and modernity.

A very rare rolling stepladder made for the BNP Paribas bank vaults in Paris – of which two examples are currently held in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Musée des Beaux-arts in Nancy; a Cafétéria no. 512 table with compass legs; a Cité bed in red – without doubt the most iconic model of this type in the work of Ateliers Jean Prouvé; and a large swing-jib lamp with sleek lines will complete the display.

DESIGN MIAMI/ BASEL Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland
Booth G16
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