Vintage sideboard by Arp for Minvielle, France 1955


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Minvielle Sideboard France by ARP (Pierre Guariche, Joseph-André Motte and Michel Mortier) for Minvielle, 1955. Dimensions are 146.3 cm length, 73 cm height and 46.1 cm width. This shelving system is quite versatile and infinite as it can have more pieces added the way it is preferred. Pierre Guariche is a legendary (1926-1995) French designer from the XX century. He studied in the National Decorative Arts Superior School and he licensed in 1949. In addition, he worked in Marcel Gascoin's studio and presented his first models in the "Salon des Artistes Décorateurs" and in the "Salon des Arts Ménagers". The visionary designer, added a value to the functionalist dimensions of the furniture, without forgetting the esthetic focus. He contributed a personal and innovative touch to the design, combining both the mentioned esthetic and the series production. Pierre wanted to fulfill the necessities of the age using different methods to produce in series. His creations became in fabled pieces, like the Tonneau chair (1953 y 1954), the Tulipe chair (1956) and the Président desk (1961). In 1954 he founded the "Atelier de Recherche Plastique" with Joseph-André Motte and Michel Mortier. After that, in 1957, he was named as the Artistic Director of the furniture fabricant company called "Meurop". Further, Pierre shared his knowledge with students from the Superior School of Architecture in Tournai and the National Decorative Arts Superior School in Paris. Joseph-André Motte (1925-2013) was one of the most talented designer of the industry. Michel Mortier was among the young post-war designers and he rejected Art Deco, the popular neo-Louis XVI and Louis XIII styles. The work of the three young designers in ARP was unusual for the time, leading to truly modern concepts. Visit our instagram to see it in context:

Reference : 261998

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146 cm
73 cm
46 cm
Mid Century
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