Pierre Gauriche Pair of 'G1' Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
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Pierre Guariche for Airborne, set of two G1 lounge chairs, lacquered steel and black leather, design from 1953.
This wonderful set of G1 Lounge chairs are designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953 for Airborne. The simplistic and modern design consist of a tubular steel frame with a seating of black leather. The shell, resting on the thin metal frame, forms a classic, modern combination. The leather is in overall good condition, with some traces of use and age.
Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) was a French architect, designer and decorator. Guariche was a student of Reneé Gabriel, which is clear in his use of bold, sharp forms and shapes. In 1951 he was noted by the new company Airborne for whom he designer complete household furnishings. As many designers who are trained as architects, he saw himself primarily as someone who dealt with space and construction. This is visible in his functional, well-structured furniture.
- Favadin, Patrick, Les décorateurs des années 50, éd. Norma, Paris, 2002, p. 212