Pierre Chareau began a collaboration with the iron worker Louis Dalbert in 1924. The result was a series of striking desks, tables, lamps, planters, etc. in which wrought iron predominated. This table appears to have been made for the Maison de Verre, and probably dates from around 1929. Chareau had already used the same circular base, on a slightly smaller scale, for an ashtray stand which is shown in a photograph of a decor believed to have been done around 1927. In 1930, in the hall of the offices of "La Semaine a Paris", Chareau placed a very similar propeller table with an identical circular base and a fixed top which was attached a circular piece to hold papers.
The French Architect and designer Pierre Chareau first captured the attention of the public with a work that he exhibited at the Autumn Show and the Artist Decorator's society in the years immediately after the First World War. He also worked on the design of the French Embassy building that was exhibited in Paris in 1925. Subsequently he divided his time between design and architectural work. Projects included the Beauvallon Golf Club (1927), the interior of the Grand Hotel De Tours (1929) and his " Maison de Verre " (1928-31), so-called because of the innovative use of external glass tiles. He was a member of the Union of Modern Artists right from its foundation in 1930. His wooden and metal chair, stool, table and cupboard designs, were greatly praised by the publications of the time for their functional approach.
Made in Italy.
Dimensions: H 26" Dia 25 1/2"
Materials: Side propeller table with top and base in tubular and plate steel, hammered grey, black-painted or chrome.
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