"Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design" at The Jewish Museum


"Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design" at The Jewish Museum

Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet, Maison de Verre, 1928-1932. (Photograph © Mark Lyon)

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design is the first-ever U.S. show on the French designer and architect and the first show globally on Chareau in 20 years. It highlights the architect’s rare remaining furnishings, light fixtures, interiors, and his extensive art collection, with an emphasis on his time spent in New York. The exhibition was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), which used archival photographs and pochoir prints to recreate four interiors designed by Chareau in virtual reality: the salon and garden of his seminal Maison de Verre, a living room, and Chareau’s own home office. To represent Chareau’s Maison de Verre, DS+R also created a large-scale digital reconstruction that meticulously documents the house, as short films art-directed by Diller demonstrate the house in action.

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Through March 26, 2017