Friday, May 29, 2015

Mid-century Modern Furniture, Paris

File this post under "Secret Paris". If you didn't know that this discretely marked door at 5, rue des Taillandiers was a furniture showroom you would never ring the bell.
 Bill and I had been told about it by our hosts in Paris, so Bill rang the bell.
 The large black door opened onto this light-filled space. 
The interior architecture was designed by Jean Nouvel. That is the staff area up the stairs at the back. 
 We wanted to see more of the furniture designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret which we had seen at the Le Corbusier exhibition at the Centre Pompidou.
 This desk set is by Pierre Jeanneret, 1955.
A Pierre Jeanneret bed, circa 1955-56.
 The wall lamp was designed by Le Corbusier in 1956.
Here's the lamp having over a single bed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1959.
Perriand bed, detail.
Here's another Perriand piece -- a bench with storage from 1958.
 This fabulous lamb was designed by Serge Mouille in 1950.
Another Mouille lamp, also from 1950.
 The gallery had a very handy binder, with notes on all the pieces.
Even their card is a gorgeous piece of design. Gallery info here.
We'll leave you with this vintage architectural floor plan and head back out the door into the ever-so-hip Bastille neighbourhood.