Pierre Guariche Furniture

Pierre Guariche (France, 1926–95)

The architect Pierre Guariche (1926–95) was one of the leading modern furniture and lighting designers of postwar France. Guariche can, in some ways, be thought of as the French version of Charles Eames: with his lean and angular chairs and slender, sculptural lamps, he helped introduce a new aesthetic to the country’s interiors — and he was an eager pioneer in the use of new industrial materials and production techniques that emerged in the 1950s.


Guariche studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (the national design academy) under René Gabriel — a designer, known for his quality, mass-produced furnishings, who served as a director of the postwar Ministry of Reconstruction. Two years after graduating in 1949, Guariche opened his own design firm, and he was soon creating pieces for numerous companies, including the lighting manufacturer Disderot.


Wood and metal were rationed in the years following the war and Guariche learned to do more with less. His chairs of the early 1950s include several designs with narrow, softly angular wooden frames; others, like the Tonneau chair, feature a single piece of molded plywood set atop metal legs. His lamps of the period are likely his best-known works. They include delicate compositions of slender steel tubes, and more flamboyant pieces such as the Kite lamp, with its curved metal reflector panel.


Always on the lookout for new materials, Guariche spent several years in the mid-1950s operating a firm making furniture in fiberglass and other plastics, along with Joseph André Motte and others. After 1957 — when Guariche was named head of design for the Belgian company Meurop and given a brief to create stylish, up-to-date chairs and cabinets — he began to look to America for ideas. In the mid-1960s, he produced several lines of deeply upholstered, rounded lounge chairs inspired by the space-age look, and gave them names like Jupiter, Polaris, and Luna. While Guariche always kept pace with his times, throughout his career he showed a consistent talent for producing elegant, eye-catching forms using a minimum of materials.

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Pair of Guariche Coquillage Chairs
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Pair of Guariche Coquillage Chairs
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Chrome, Plastic
This set of two Coquillage chairs was designed by Pierre Guariche and manufactured by Meurop (Belgium). The chairs feature a chromed steel frame and a black perforated plastic shell.
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Pair of Armchairs Prefacto by Pierre Guariche, Air...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Armchairs
Fabric, Foam, Metal, Wood
Pair of armchairs prefacto by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995). Airborne edition, 1951.
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Pierre Guariche Reclining Floor Lamp Model G2 in I...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Wrought Iron
Pierre Guariche reclining floor lamp model G2 in iron and brass.
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Pierre Guariche Pair of Armchairs, Model SK660, Ne...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Alpaca, Metal
Pierre Guariche pair of armchairs model SK660 newly covered in chevron raw white 100% alpaca wool.
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Pair of Pierre Guariche Side Table for Steiner, ci...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Tables designed by Pierre Guariche. Manufactured by Steiner, (France), circa 1950. Bent and painted iron frame, laminated wood. Signed with applied manufacturer's label to undesid...
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Trelax Chair by Pierre Guariche, Manufactured by M...
Pierre Guariche, Meurop
Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Faux Leather, Metal
Beautiful easy chair by Pierre Guariche, model "Trelax", manufactured by Meurop Belgium around 1950. The chair has a beautiful original beige skai upholstery and a black metal base. ...
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1950s Armchair Model FS 105 by Pierre Guariche
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1950s Armchair Model FS 105 by Pierre Guariche
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Armchairs
Oak, Upholstery
Oak and upholstery armchair
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Pair of Pierre Guariche Mid-Century Modern French ...
Pierre Guariche
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Pair of Pierre Guariche Mid-Century Modern French wall sconces.
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Pair of Pierre Guariche Side Table for Steiner, ci...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Tables designed by Pierre Guariche. Manufactured by Steiner, (France), circa 1950. Bent and painted iron frame, laminated wood. Signed with applied manufacturer's label to undeside: [St...
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Pierre Guariche Balance Lamp Model G2
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Pierre Guariche Balance Lamp Model G2
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Iron, Parchment Paper
All original Pierre Guariche brass counterweight floor lamp with an iron base and a double parchment shade. France, 1950s. Spectacular shape and presence. Wiring is European, but I wil...
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Pair of Pierre Guariche Armchairs with Matching St...
Pierre Guariche
Mid-20th Century French Armchairs
Pair of Pierre Guariche armchairs with matching stool. Original condition.
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Set of Six Pierre Guariche and Steiner Tulip Dinin...
Pierre Guariche
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal, Upholstery, Wood
Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) and Steiner six dining chairs, "Tulips" They bases are a tubular frame in black lacquered steel. The seats are formed wood bases covered in foam and brown fa...
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Articulating Aluminium Guariche Sconce
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Articulating Aluminium Guariche Sconce
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces
Aluminum, Brass, Iron
Pierre Guariche articulating arm sconce with polished aluminum shade with perforated star detailing and brass hardware. Shade pivots and articulates. Professionally rewired.
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Pierre Guariche Desk for Minvielle
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Pierre Guariche Desk for Minvielle
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s French Desks
Iron, Rosewood
Acajou three flanking drawer platform desk, on squared black lacquered iron frame, and having slip storage space above drawers, finished on all sides, and the drawers locking if desired...
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Pierre Guariche Armchair
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Pierre Guariche Armchair
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Single armchair model 645 designed by Pierre Guariche and manufactured by Steiner.
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Delicate Minimalist Desk by Pierre Guariche for Me...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Laminate, Steel
Elegant little desk designed by the French designer Pierre Guariche and manufactured by Meurop in Belgium in the 1950s. Wood laminate, ABS drawer and black enameled metal frame. Excel...
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Rare Mid-Century Minimalist Pierre Guariche Counte...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Metal, Textile
Not found often, this floor lamp designed by Pierre Guariche from 1952-1953. The floor lamp is made in black painted tubular metal with brass elements. The red lamp shade is per...
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Floor Lamp G54 by Pierre Guariche, Pierre Disderot...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Floor Lamps
Brass, Metal, Plexiglass
Floor lamp G54 by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Pierre Disderot edition - 1959
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Pierre Guariche, Set of Six "Tulipe" Chairs, circa...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Chairs
Leather, Metal
Pierre Guariche, set of six "Tulipe" chairs, circa 1950. Metal and leather.
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Pair of Lighting Shelves by Pierre Guariche, Negro...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s More Lighting
Laminate
Pair of lighting shelves by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Negroni edition - 1969
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Pair of Capitole Chairs and Matching Tables by Pie...
Pierre Guariche, Huchers Minvielle
Vintage 1950s French Lounge Chairs
Palisander, Velvet
original green velvet upholstery refinished wood bases and Aquilon side tables in good vintage conditions Huchers Minvielle Editions, France very rare piece these items will ship f...
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French 1950s "Balancier" Wall Light by Pierre Guariche
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French 1950s "Balancier" Wall Light by Pierre Guar...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
French 1950's black painted and brass counter balance wall light by Pierre Guariche. Adjustable with the counterweight and at the shade as well. Dimensions are W 64" maximum, Diameter ...
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Pair of Upholstered Wooden Chairs by Pierre Guariche
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Pair of Upholstered Wooden Chairs by Pierre Guaric...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Side Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Molded plywood chairs upholstered in a textured pink fabric with wooden base.
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Original Molded Wood Chair by Pierre Guariche, Fre...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Side Chairs
Leather, Wood
Molded wood side chair, with leather seat, by Pierre Guariche, French, circa 1950. All original. 18 ½”w, 17”d, 18 ¼”sh, 29”h. Rare early example, all original. WINTER SALE - 40% ...
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Pierre Guariche Teak Desk for Meurop, 1950s
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Pierre Guariche Teak Desk for Meurop, 1950s
Pierre Guariche, Meurop
Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal, Teak
Nice desk designed by the French designer Pierre Guariche and manufactured by Meurop in Belgium in the1950s. Veneered teak and black lacquered metal frame. Usually this model of desk ...
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Pierre Guariche Prototype Chairs
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Pierre Guariche Prototype Chairs
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Metal
Pair of Pierre Guariche prototype metal chairs
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President Desk by Pierre Guariche Huchers Minviell...
Pierre Guariche, Huchers Minvielle
Vintage 1960s Desks
Chrome, Laminate, Metal, Rosewood
President desk by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Huchers Minvielle edition - 1961
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Pierre Guariche Chair for Meurop, circa 1950
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Pierre Guariche Chair for Meurop, circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Iron, Plastic
Chair designed by Pierre Guariche Manufactured for Meurop in Belgium around 1950. Iron frame with plastic seat and back rest. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent...
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Pierre Guariche rosewood credenza
MY MODERN
Pierre Guariche rosewood credenza
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Chrome, Rosewood, Steel
Highboard in rosewood veneer designed by Pierre Guariche for Meurop Belgium. The contrast maple veneer interior is also a feast for the eyes. Smart minimal design with adjustable chrom...
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Pierre Guariche Side Table
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Pierre Guariche Side Table
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Wood
The Side Table designed by Pierre Guariche has a specially shaped surface in wood. The metal legs cross each other at an optimum height so the table act with it minimalistic creation. M...
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Small Desk by Pierre Guariche for Meurop
MY MODERN
Small Desk by Pierre Guariche for Meurop
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Laminate, Plastic, Steel
Nice desk by Pierre Guariche, made in wood laminate with white ABS drawers. Manufactured by Meurop Belgium in the1950s.
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Pair of Armchairs by Pierre Guariche
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Pair of Armchairs by Pierre Guariche
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Steel
Pair of high back G10 armchairs by Pierre Guariche with their original upholstery. Fully original red upholster on black enamel steel bases.
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Pair of Troika Armchairs by Pierre Guariche
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Pair of Troika Armchairs by Pierre Guariche
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Vintage 1950s Armchairs
Pair of Pierre Guariche Troika model armchairs designed by Airborne in 1958. These armchairs are covered with gray woolen fabric. They are mounted on four black lacquered metal legs en...
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Pierre Guariche Adjustable Extension Dining Table ...
Pierre Guariche, Meurop
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Wood
Adjustable Extension Dinning Table designed by Pierre Guariche. Manufactured by Meurop (France) around 1950. Bent and painted iron frame, wood table top. In good original condition...
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Trelax Chair by Pierre Guariche, circa 1950
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Trelax Chair by Pierre Guariche, circa 1950
Pierre Guariche, Meurop
Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Faux Leather, Metal
Beautiful easy chair by Pierre Guariche, model "Trelax", manufactured by Meurop Belgium around 1950. The chair has a beautiful original red skai upholstery and a black metal base. Th...
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Pair of Pierre Guariche Slipper Chairs
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Pair of Pierre Guariche Slipper Chairs
Pierre Guariche
Mid-20th Century French Slipper Chairs
Mahogany, Velvet
Pair of Pierre Guariche slipper chairs with x base, mahogany legs and re-upholstered in velvet.
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Pair of Armchairs by Pierre Guariche for Airborne
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Pair of G10 armchairs by Pierre Guariche with their original upholstery. Fully upholstered with tight seats on black painted steel bases. Price is for the pair. Arm height is 20".
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Pierre Guariche Table with Brass Frame
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Pierre Guariche Table with Brass Frame
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
A Pierre Guariche coffee table for Disderot, made of a slim brass frame with a glass top with rounded corners. The glass is fixed with four decorative brass screws. This piece is in a...
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Prefacto Chair by Pierre Guariche, 1951
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Prefacto Chair by Pierre Guariche, 1951
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Modern Armchairs
Prefacto Chair by Pierre Guariche, designed in 1951 for Airborne with painted tubular metal frame and upholstery.
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Sconce G1 by Pierre Guariche from the Pierre Disde...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Wall Lights and Sconces
Chrome, Metal
Sconce G1 by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Pierre Disderot edition - 1951
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Chest of drawers 148 by Pierre Guariche - Meubles ...
Pierre Guariche, Meubles TV
Vintage 1950s Sideboards
Elm, Metal
Chest of drawers 148 by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Meubles TV edition - 1952/1953
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Prefacto Table by Pierre Guariche
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Prefacto Table by Pierre Guariche
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Oak
Early edition of the Prefacto table in massive oak, metal lacquered legs, designed by Pierre Guariche and edited by Airborne in 1951.
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Pierre Guariche Side Chairs
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Pierre Guariche Side Chairs
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Maple, Naugahyde
Designed by Guariche for L´Espace Le Corbusier in Firminy, Loire. Elegant chairs in excellent vintage original condition. Competitive worldwide shipping available. Please ask for our ...
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Guariche leather  sofa daybed for Free-Span 1958
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Guariche leather sofa daybed for Free-Span 1958
Pierre Guariche
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Day Beds
Leather, Mahogany
Pierre Guariche leather sofa for Free Span edition A black painted oak structure and base daybed, with two movable side leaf. Height. open 31 7/8 in - Height. course : 11 3/8 in H...
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4 Grey "Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche Edited ...
Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
To fulfill the needs of post-war reconstruction and to edit mass production furniture, the French designer Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) designed the first plywood chair mass produced in ...
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Lamp G50 by Pierre Guariche - Pierre Disderot edit...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Table Lamps
Brass, Metal, Plexiglass
Lamp G50 by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Pierre Disderot edition - 1959
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Pair of Rare Guariche Armchairs
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Armchairs
Plywood, Metal
Original.
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Pair of "Luna" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s Belgian Swivel Chairs
An original pair of "Luna" armchairs by Pierre Guariche from his planetary series for Meurop, Belgium, 1967. Guariche achieved this globular form by utilizing the new synthetic material...
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Pair of G1 Chairs by Pierre Guariche
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Pair of G1 Chairs by Pierre Guariche
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Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs
Steel
Pair of G1 chairs by Pierre Guariche in original leather fabric with steel frame. The first series was designed in the 1950s and these chairs were produced in the 1970s for Airborne.
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Rocking chair G1 by Pierre Guariche - Airborne edi...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Rocking Chairs
Metal, Wood, Fabric
Rocking chair G1 by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Airborne edition - 1953
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Pair of Chairs by Pierre Guariche, Sieges Temoins ...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Foam, Fabric, Steel
Pair of chairs SS1 by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Sieges Temoins edition - 1959/1960
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Pierre Guariche "Jupiter" Chair
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s Belgian Chairs
Leather, Metal, Plastic
Swivel chair “Jupiter” model, re-upholstered in black leather. Producer: Meurop. Measures: H. 91 cm (back). W. 88 cm.
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Rare Pair of Guariche Chairs
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Rare Pair of Guariche Chairs
Pierre Guariche
20th Century French Chairs
Oak
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Monumental Ceiling Lamp by Pierre Guariche, France 1950
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Monumental Ceiling Lamp by Pierre Guariche, France...
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Metal
Very nice and large monumental ceiling lamp attributed to Pierre Guariche, France 1950. This large lamp has two arms with a blue and red shade which is adjustable. Green wall plate and ...
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Tulipe chair by Pierre Guariche - Steiner edition - 1953On Hold
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Tulipe chair by Pierre Guariche - Steiner edition ...
Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Vintage 1950s Chairs
Metal, Fiberglass
Tulipe chair by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Steiner edition - 1953
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Pierre Guariche Wall Sconce
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Pierre Guariche Wall Sconce
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Glass
For your consideration a wall sconce by Pierre Guariche. Articulated brass arm mounts into the wall. Pink glass shade with aluminum crown cover in red with traditional starts. Rewir...
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Pierre Guariche Curved Sofa
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Pierre Guariche Curved Sofa
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Chrome, Steel
A curved, three seater sofa by Pierre Guariche. features chromed steel legs and sloped arm rests. Newly re-foamed and re-uphostered in blue grey upholstery. Very comfortable and sleek.
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Pair of chairs Papyrus by Pierre Guariche - Steine...
Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Vintage 1950s Chairs
Metal, Fabric
Pair of chairs Papyrus by Pierre Guariche Steiner edition - 1951
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Tonneau chair by Pierre Guariche - Steiner edition...
Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Vintage 1950s Chairs
Metal
Tonneau chair by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Steiner edition - 1951
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Set of 6 Tulipe chairs by Pierre Guariche - Steine...
Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Vintage 1950s Chairs
Metal, Aluminum, PVC
Set of 6 Tulipe chairs by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) Steiner edition - 1953 Donation by the artist to the Modern Art Museum, Centre Pompidou, 1993
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