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Pierre Guariche Lighting

French, 1926-1995
French, 1926-1995

The architect Pierre Guariche 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 table 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, Guariche 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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Creator:Pierre Guariche
Pierre Guariche G25 Wall Light in Black and White for Sammode Studio
By Pierre Guariche, Sammode
Located in Renens, CH
The G25 wall lamp will not go unnoticed in your home. It can be used above a dining table, as it was during its creator's lifetime, but also in an office or an entrance hall thanks t...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Small Model G13 Flush Mount Wall/Ceiling Light by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small Model G13 flush mount wall/ceiling light by Pierre Guariche. Originally designed in 1952, this current edition is made in France by Sammode Studio. White perforated metal base,...
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Metal

Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Green and White for Sammode Studio
By Sammode, Pierre Guariche
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in green and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition b...
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Large Model G13 Flushmount Wall/Ceiling Light by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Small Model G13 Flush Mount Wall/Ceiling Light by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Pierre Guariche, Cerf-Volant Wall Lamp
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Original 1950s Cerf-Volant wall lamp, designed in 1952 by Pierre Guariche. Edited by Disderot model G25. Black and white lacquered metal with brass, adjustable in length 126 - 150 cm...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Red and White for Sammode Studio
By Sammode, Pierre Guariche
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in red and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Sand and White for Sammode Studio
By Sammode, Pierre Guariche
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in sand and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition by...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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French Chandelier Ceiling Pendant Lustre c. 1950 by Pierre Guariche for Disderot
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Labrit, Landes
Ceiling pendant by Pierre Guariche for Disderot, France Lustre in brass and iron Chandelier with six light bulbs The electrification has been completely redone It is conform to ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Pierre Guariche French Modern Black Perforated Cone Wall Sconce France 1950s
By Pierre Guariche
Located in National City, CA
French Wall Sconce Fabulous 1950s French modern vintage light perforated cone wall sconce lamp by Pierre Guariche France 1950s Large black shade with star perforations. 31 d x 8 tal...
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G1 Wall Light by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
G1 wall light by Pierre Guariche. Current production by Sammode Studio designed and manufactured in France. Brass, enameled metal. Wired for U.S. standards. The stunning G1 wall ligh...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Brass, Metal

G24 Table Lamp by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
G24 table lamp by Pierre Guariche. Current production by Sammode Studio designed and manufactured in France. Brass, enameled metal. Wired for U.S. Standards. Originally designed by P...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Brass, Metal

G3 Triple Sconce by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
G3 triple sconce by Pierre Guariche. Current production designed and manufactured in France by Sammode Studio. Enameled metal, steel. brass. Wired for U.S. standards. With its purity...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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G3 Sconce by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
G3 sconce by Pierre Guariche. Current production designed and manufactured in France by Sammode Studio. Enameled metal, steel, brass. Wired for U.S. standards. With its purity of lin...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Pierre Guariche Kite Floor Lamp in Black and White for Sammode Studio
By Pierre Guariche, Sammode
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche Kite floor lamp in black and white for Sammode Studio. Designed by Pierre Guariche in 1958, this iconic floor lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition by Sa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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G1 Suspension Light by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
G1 suspension light by Pierre Guariche. Current production by Sammode Studio designed and manufactured in France. Brass, enameled metal. Wired for U.S. Standards. The stunning G1 pen...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Pierre Guariche G60 Table Lamp in Black and White for Sammode Studio
By Pierre Guariche, Sammode
Located in Renens, CH
Designed by Pierre Guariche on the eve of the 1960s, this elegant, delicate and sculptural lamp is perfect for a console, shelf or bedside table. This iconic lamp is newly produce...
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Pierre Guariche Kite Floor Lamp in White for Sammode Studio
By Pierre Guariche, Sammode
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche Kite floor lamp in black and white for Sammode Studio. Designed by Pierre Guariche in 1958, this iconic floor lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition by Sa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Guariche Lighting

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Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Black and White for Sammode Studio
By Pierre Guariche, Sammode
Located in Renens, CH
Designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this elegant, delicate and sculptural lamp is perfect for a desk, a console or a bedside table. This iconic lamp is newly produced in an autho...
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Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Black and White for Sammode Studio
By Pierre Guariche, Sammode
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in black and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition b...
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Pair of Pierre Guariche Style Flush Mount
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of flush mount in the style of Pierre Guariche. Two-light per flush mount, 60 watts max per light. US rewired and in working condition.
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Pierre Guariche Floor Lamp
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Pierre Guariche "Cerf Volant" floor lamp model G30. France, 1951. Black lacquered metal feet, brass stem, black and white re-lacquered small metal shade, brass fixings. Bibli...
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Disderot Pierre Guariche Black and Brass Table Lamp, France 1950
By Disderot, Pierre Guariche
Located in Sitges, Barcelona
Beautiful lamp with ball joint in brass and metal painted shade from the 1950s by Disderot, design Pierre Guariche. The lampshade can be oriented in a multidirectional way for an ad...
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Model G2 "Equilibrium" Floor Lamp by Pierre Guariche for Disderot
By Disderot, Pierre Guariche
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  • 1950s Pierre Guariche Sconces 'pair'
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H 15 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Pierre Guariche 'Cerf Volant' Wall Lamp, France, 1953
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Guariche and Motte Midcentury Rotaflex French Table Lamp for Disderot, 1950s
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Pierre Guariche Swing Arm Ceiling Fixture
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Pierre Guariche lighting for sale on 1stDibs

Pierre Guariche lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Pierre Guariche lighting collection, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 7 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there are 16 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original lighting by Pierre Guariche were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in Europe during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider lighting by Guillerme et Chambron, André Arbus and Jacques Blin if you want to add additional options. Prices for Pierre Guariche lighting can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $890 and tops out at $24,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,016 on average.

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