Pierre Guariche for Meurop Coquillage Chairs
Pierre Guariche for Meurop, coquillage chairs, white lacquered metal and red propylene, France, 1960s.
These chairs for Meurop were designed by Guariche in the 1960s. The chairs are typical for the aesthetics and philosophy of Guariche. He was an architect first and foremost and focussed mainly on shape and form. One of his other ideals was his commitment to create simplistic, affordable and thus industrial furniture. This set of 'shell' chairs are an excellent example as they are playful and effective by means of simple design interventions such as the patterned punching of this set.