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Basel, June 10–16, 2024
Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland
Booth G 12

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.