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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 - TEFAF NEW YORK – May 11 – 16, 2023

For the eighth edition of TEFAF New York, GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN will show a selection of pieces by JEAN PROUVÉ, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND and PIERRE JEANNERET, key figures of 20th-century architecture and design.

The gallery will exhibit a selection of iconic furniture, lighting and architectural pieces by JEAN PROUVÉ, “constructor” of visionary genius and resolutely modern.

Believing that “there is no difference between the construction of a piece of furniture and a building”, Jean Prouvé developed a “constructive idea” based on a rationale of fabrication and functionality that generated a clean aesthetic. This avant-garde thinking, coupled with humanitarian preoccupations and the notable innovative qualities that marked his work as a whole, continues to demonstrate their timeless modernity.

In particular, this exhibition will include a very rare rolling step-ladder made for the BNP Paribas bank vaults in Paris – of which an example is held in the collection of the Centre Pompidou; an exceptional lighting ramp made for the Social Security offices in Le Mans and produced in only 12 copies; a façade panel with portholes of contrasting-colored surfaces from one of the two “Maisons Tropicales” in Brazzaville (Congo), icons of modernist architecture; a panel with portholes from a “Metropole” house, characteristic of Prouvé’s functional approach to design; an ultra-rare sideboard characterized by its smaller size; and a large, very sleek swing-jib lamp.

A perfect blend of simplicity and elegance, a sofa and two fireside chairs designed by PIERRE JEANNERET for the High Court and the University of Punjab in Chandigarh (India); and majestic bookshelves by CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, a one-off piece commissioned to Editions Steph Simon in 1959, complete the setting.

TEFAF New York Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065
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NEWS - Welcome to our new Youtube channel!

GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new Youtube channel!

With this initiative, Galerie Patrick Seguin continues its rigorous work to promote JEAN PROUVÉ’s oeuvre, both his dismountable houses and his furniture: as of today, the gallery has assembled the most important collection of these small pieces of architecture, which for the most part are either unique examples or were produced in very few numbers. Benefiting from the same constructive principles than those applied to his furniture, Jean Prouvé’s structures, produced from the 1930s, are assembled and articulated by clever mechanisms, allowing the furniture as well as the buildings to be easily modified, disassembled, and moved: here’s a great opportunity to admire the assembly and disassembly of these unique houses in fast motion.

You will find animatics, made with the help of photos and original plans, allowing to apprehend in detail these real performances of transportable and dismountable architectures, like the 6×6 Demountable Houses for the WWII disaster victims realized from 1944 and rare survivors of the post-war period; or the “adaptation” of the building housing the Ferembal‘s offices (Nancy, 1948), carried out in 2010 by architect Jean Nouvel at the request of the gallery, which testifies to the lasting relevance of the method.

Immerse yourself in the practice of this pioneer in the innovative production of the twentieth century, by listening to the series in 11 episodes, “Jean Prouvé’s philosophy“, consisting of excerpts of interviews and images from the film “L’architecte et son temps” (The architect and his time) by J.M. Leuwen, H. Damisch & S. Faure (1973) and France Culture’s “La Grande Table, Retour sur l’œuvre de Jean Prouvé” (2012); or, watching a full interview with Mark Wigley, architect and author, conducted as part of the exhibition “Jean Prouvé Architect for Better Days” at the LUMA Foundation (Arles, France) in 2017-2018.

Archival images, contemporary shots of architecture, furniture and exhibitions are waiting for you: Subscribe to our Youtube channel to not miss anything!

NEWS - JEAN PROUVÉ: Constructive Imagination

The GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN is pleased to announce the one-off sale via its e-shop of 100 copies of the catalog JEAN PROUVÉ: Constructive Imagination published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (July 16 to October 16, 2022).

100 copies of this bilingual publication (English/Japanese) are now available exclusively on our e-shop for 55 euros !

Organized thematically, the exhibition curated by Galerie Patrick Seguin and Yagi Design Studio featured over a hundred pieces of the designer’s emblematic furniture and architectural works, along with archival material. It gathered pieces from the collections of Yusaku Maezawa, Patrick Seguin, Tamotsu Yagi and of the Prouvé family.

Illustrated with numerous exhibition views and archival images, this publication looks back at the exhibition and the work of JEAN PROUVÉ. It provides a comprehensive introduction to Prouvé’s work by introducing his original works, drawings, and other materials that still remain today.

Introduced by a preface by Patrick Seguin, this catalog is accompanied by five unpublished texts written by Reiko Hayama (former staff of Ateliers Jean Prouvé), Naho Tamura (Designer based in NY), Mitsuhiro Kanada (Structural Engineer, ARUP Tokyo, Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts), Tamotsu Yagi and Juliet Kinchin (Former Curator of MoMA, Department of Architecture and Design).