AD – Patrick Seguin on Prouvé, Royère, and Collecting Friends

Patrick Seguin, the charismatic French gallery owner, is somewhat of an anomaly in the world of art and design: neither fish nor fowl; someone who defies categorization and surprises at every turn. Known to some as a dealer in French architects and to others as a contemporary art collector, Seguin is, to put it simply, excited about a lot of things and wants to share them all with as many people as possible. As various projects of his take shape across the globe this autumn, AD PRO caught up with the multi-hyphenate dealer in his 17th-century Parisian home to talk collecting, the genius of Jean Prouvé, and why friends are important…