For 150 years, architects have been designing furniture and lighting to complete their buildings. Unlike the furniture of their predecessors in the Viennese Secession, Art Deco, Bauhaus or the Modern movement, the furniture of architects from the 1960s to today has been little studied so far.
“Le Mobilier d’architectes, 1960-2020”
29 May – 30 September, 2019
Citè de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris
For the first time, an exhibition unfolds throughout the Cité, in the galleries of the permanent collections and to the library and offers a dialogue with the works of the museum, revealing the specificity and originality of the museum. architect furniture.
Through prototypes, unique pieces, limited editions or large series deployed throughout the Cité, the exhibition invites visitors to discover the furniture production of architects from 1960 to the present day.
With nearly 300 pieces, more than 125 architects represented and nearly 90 publishers, it is an invitation to wander through the city to discover the furniture of the great figures and personalities of architecture of recent decades: David Adjaye, Ron Arad, Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, Odile Decq, Charles & Ray Eames, Norman Foster, Sou Fujimoto, Franck Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Marc Held, Steven Holl, Toyo Ito, Jakob + MacFarlane, Michele de Lucchi, Angelo Mangiarotti, Jean Nouvel , Verner Panton, Dominique Perrault, Gaetano Pesce, Rudy Ricciotti, Aldo Rossi, Sanaa, Superstudio, Carlo Scarpa, Ettore Sottsass.