Patrick SEGUIN

Arts Décoratifs du XXème siècle


5 rue des Taillandiers
75011 PARIS

Du lundi au samedi de 10h à 19h

tel. : 01 47 00 32 35

fax. : 01 40 21 82 95

45-47 Brook Street
W1K 4HN Londres

tel. : + 44 (0) 207 499 7766

fax. : 01 40 21 82 95

Patrick Seguin, who is a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts, became a prominent figure of the 20th century Design world. Settled since 1989 in a gallery of 300 square meters situated in Bastille, a district of Paris, Patrick Seguin managed to promote internationally French creators such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, and Jean Royère. His reputation based on seriousness and professionalism, enabled him to collaborate with some of the most prestigious Museums worldwide: the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein, the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy, to name a few. Patrick Seguin’s impeccable eye for amazing artworks made it possible to present unseen exhibitions in international renowned galleries: the “Jean Prouvé” retrospective at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York in 2003, the “Charlotte Perriand-Jean Prouvé” exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles in 2004, the “Jean Prouvé” exhibition in Seoul and in Tokyo in 2005. An exhibition presenting the unseen furniture of Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier created for the city of Chandigarh in India at the Sonnabend Gallery in 2006, a “Jean Royère” exhibition in 2008 again at the Sonnabend Gallery presenting the master pieces of the designer, and a “Jean Prouvé Architecture” exhibition in the Gagosian gallery for its opening in Paris in fall 2010. The Galerie Patrick Seguin exhibits at Design Miami Basel and at Design Miami, as well as at the Fiac in Paris where two houses of Jean Prouvé were successively installed in the Jardins des Tuileries: the Ferembal house, adapted by Jean Nouvel, in 2010 and the Metropole house in 2011. This exhibition policy is backed by an editorial policy: a first volume on Jean Prouvé co-published with the galerie Enrico Navarra in 1998, an significant monography of 620 pages dedicated to Jean Prouvé’s furnitures co-published with the Sonnabend Gallery in 2007, a book dedicated to Jean Prouvé’s Ferembal house and its adaptation by Jean Nouvel, in 2010. Works of Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, and Jean Royère are now considered essential while studying History of Design of the 20th Century. After the major financial crisis of the 30s, the war and the occupancy, the French 50s may be considered as a kind of renaissance. The technological and scientific developments, as well as the generous public financial support of the time, favored the growth and refinement of Design. Pieces of furniture of this epoch were determined by new interior spaces based on the “art of living” and on the “harmonious habitat” principles. Furthermore, the rationalism soon became architects and decorators’ main concerns; Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé and Jean Royère contributed to French Post-War Design. In addition to featuring both Prouvé demountable houses and design exhibitions, the gallery invites an international contemporary art gallery to exhibit a "Carte Blanche" show in its Parisian space every year during the FIAC. Past exhibitions have included galleries Jablonka Galerie, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian Gallery, Eva Presenhuber, Sadie Coles HQ, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Paula Cooper Gallery, kurimanzutto, Luhring Augustine & Karma. In October 2015, Galerie Patrick Seguin opened a second space in Mayfair, London. The focus of this location, primarily devoted to the development of the architectural aspect of Jean Prouvé's work, will rotate between exhibitions focusing on architecture, twentieth century French furniture, and contemporary art. In 2017, Patrick Seguin was awarded the title Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.