chaise Week-End, Pierre Gautier Delaye, collection GG
Although this chair was drawn there exactly 60 years can pass by without seeing it, you can believe the 1980s with his golden pine color , you can even neglect as if it were a recent model without eccentricity . It's the genius of the thing, following aphorism of Auguste Perret : "Whoever , without betraying the materials nor the modern programs have produced a work that seems to have always existed , which , in a word, would be banal , I say that one could stand satisfied. " What is his story? According to a legend, it is located at the intersection of a first remembrance of Pierre Gautier-Delaye on vacation in mountains and a second of his editor, Vergneres, traveling in pine forest... It feels good because it'simpossible that they are not aware of the existence of Charlotte Perriand . On the other hand, if Charlotte Perriand inspired many a craft economic combining rustic furniture forms , pine straw and round section is in a boutique of Saint Germain des Prés she discovers this style and only after the passage of the latter in Méribel this kind of furniture becomes " mountain cottage style " ... the confession of Peter Gautier-Delaye allows therefore to see that mountain " Perriand style " replaces " the Le Même style " (search Henry-Jacques Le Même in this blog) in the mid- 1950s. Nevertheless , the model of Pierre Gautier- Delaye will follow its history, always toward more democratization. Exposed for the first time in spring 1954 in the Salon of decorators artists , the chair is slightly modified ( redesigned with three bands) and presented two years later at the french Ideal Home Exhibition in a series aptly named " weekend ". Succesfull , Pierre Gautier- Delaye wins the prestigious "Prix René Gabriel".
Première apparition de la chaise Week-End, Salon de la Société des artistes décorateurs de 1954, via Ensembles Modernes 1955