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Set of Two Pierre Guariche Side Table for Steiner, circa 1950

$2,954.23Asking Priceper set


Set of two side tables designed by Pierre Guariche. Manufactured by Steiner (France), circa 1950. Bent and painted iron frame, laminated wood. One table not signed. One table signed with applied manufacturer's label to underside: [Steiner]. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a nice patina. Guariche Pierre (1926-1995) is a French designer and interior designer, a member of the UAM. After graduation in ENSAD (E´cole Nationale Supe´rieure des Arts De´coratifs in Paris), where he met Rene´ Gabriel education, he entered training with Marcel Gascoin. It develops, from 1953 to 1957, the Plastics Research Workshop, with Michel Mortier and Joseph-Andre´ Motte. In 1957 he became Head of the Belgian company furniture and Meurop single product research. Before that it was in May that the gallery will be produced and published his first furniture, followed by the editors: Airborne Disderot Furniture, TV, Huchers-Minvielle, Steiner and Luminalite. At the height of his career he sometimes assumes the role of architect, as his villa Street Dombasle in Paris or ski resorts: La Plagne, Courchevel and Val d'Ise`re. In 1965, he was awarded the Prix Rene´ Gabriel.


  • Creator
    Pierre Guariche (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.18 in. (36 cm)Width: 15.36 in. (39 cm)Depth: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1427211672661

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About the Designer

Pierre Guariche

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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