April 15, 2024
Saint Laurent’s Strikingly Modernist and Minimal Imaginative and prescient for Furnishings Takes the Highlight in a Two-Half Exhibition in Los Angeles and Paris

Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello doesn’t simply take the stylish and minimal route for his fashions. The “French Modernists” furnishings exhibition opens at the moment on the model’s Los Angeles and Paris Rive Droite outposts, which additionally function galleries and incubators for the inventive director’s passions (he repeatedly shares them with high-end classic furnishings and artworks he curates, in addition to informing the décor of worldwide boutiques).

Saint Laurent’s Strikingly Modernist and Minimal Imaginative and prescient for Furnishings Takes the Highlight in a Two-Half Exhibition in Los Angeles and Paris

Jean-Michel Frank’s parchment 6-leaf display screen. Courtesy of Saint Laurent.

The exhibition, which coincides with this week’s PAD Paris design honest, predominantly showcases the titan of the motion, Jean-Michel Frank (1895–1941). Frank specialised in hyper-luxurious, maximalist model of minimalism. As an inside designer he helmed Elsa Schiaparelli’s Paris residence and had his work documented by Man Ray. Architectural Digest famous “the rooms of his purchasers embraced the glitter of Boulle in addition to the glamour of the silver display screen.”

Frank, who additionally developed the ever present Parsons desk, has been lengthy intertwined with the maison. Its founder Yves Saint Laurent and his life and enterprise associate Pierre Bergé had been avid collectors whose curiosity within the 60s and 70s helped reignite a Frank renaissance. Their benchmark 2009 Christie’s public sale featured gadgets comparable to an beautiful mica veneered low desk which went for 379,000 euro.

The glamorous austerity of Jean-Michel Frank. Courtesy of Saint Laurent.

The glamorous austerity of Jean-Michel Frank. Courtesy of Saint Laurent.

Vaccarello additionally chosen works by architect and designer Jacques Adnet and the jeweler and smith Jean Després who wielded hammered steel to play with gentle and reflection in his works. Saint Laurent collaborated with Galerie Chastel Marécha, Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval, and Galerie Jacques Lacoste. In a press release, the model touts, “Although designed virtually a century in the past, the exhibition highlights the putting modernism and contemporaneity of the work of the three designers.”

 

“French Modernists” is on view at Saint Laurent Rive Droite boutiques in Los Angeles and Paris till April 14.

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