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14/09/2021

National furniture: two exhibitions around the creations of the ARC

The Mobilier national invites to the Villa Savoye and the Maison de fer for two exceptional exhibitions on modern seating and metal design.

Until September 26, 2021, the two historic sites of Poissy in Yvelines open their doors to exhibit the creations of the ARC, the national furniture research and creation workshop.

The Villa Savoye, an emblematic monument of Le Corbusier who is celebrating his 90th birthday, exhibits original or reissued pieces that demonstrate his research on tubular metal, from the low seats of the 1960s to the armchairs in flax fiber or fiber. carbon created in the 2010s. Commissioned by Pierre and Eugénie Savoye in 1928 in order to make it a weekend house, it brings together the five points of the new architecture formulated in 1927: stilts, roof garden, free plan, free facade and banner window. This “machine for living” continues to have a considerable influence in the history of architecture.

Villa Savoye, façade nord-ouest © FLC (Fondation Le Corbusier) - ADAGP © 11H45
Fauteuil escargot © Lionel Morgaine, 1968 © Mobilier national - ARC – Grand salon de la villa Savoye © FLC (Fondation Le Corbusier) – ADAGP © Thibault Chapotot
Fauteuil © Isabelle Serre, 1983 ; fauteuil visiteur © Francesco Binfaré, 2007 ; fauteuil escargot © Lionel Morgaine, 1968 © Mobilier national - ARC – Grand salon de la villa Savoye © FLC (Fondation Le Corbusier)– ADAGP © Thibault Chapotot

As for the Maison de Fer, it hosts around ten pieces by Pierre Paulin, Olivier Védrine, Jean Nouvel, Martin Szekely, Roger Legrand, Ronan Bouroullec, Salomé de Fontanieu or Frédéric Rettant which echo the metal structure of this building. Structures and stamped sheets patented by Belgian engineer Joseph Danly bear witness to the industrial era of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century when these constructions were synonymous with innovation, modernity and comfort. They are part of the Paris Design Week 2021 route.

Bénédicte Duhalde

La Maison de Fer, ville de Poissy © Mobilier national - ARC – © Thibault Chapotot
Paravent en triptyque : Fenêtre sur cour © Frédéric Ruyant, Monique Frydman, 2011 ; éléments de rangements © Frédéric Ruyant, 2004 © Mobilier national - ARC – Maison de Fer © Thibault Chapotot
Chaise © Martin Szekely, 1993 ; fauteuil de spectacle © Roger Legrand, 1964 © Mobilier national - ARC – Maison de Fer © Thibault Chapotot
Fauteuil LC1 Villa Church (2013), canapé deux places modèle LC2 (1985), fauteuil modèle LC2 (1982), table basse LC10 (2013), fauteuil LC7 (1988) © Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret © Mobilier national - ARC – Grand salon de la villa Savoye © FLC (Fondation Le Corbusier) – ADAGP © Thibault Chapotot

“Modern seats. Le Mobilier national invited to the Villa Savoye. “
Until September 26, 2021 – 82 rue de Villiers – Poissy

“The metal design. The National Furniture invited to the Maison de Fer »
Until September 26, 2021 – 2 ter allée des Glaïeuls – Poissy