Création en France, Arts décoratifs 1945-1965
Madeleine Castaing, Serge Mouille, Mathieu Matégot, Roger Tallon, Pierre Paulin: what do these decorators have in common? They were all active right after World War II when France needed to be rebuilt and that interior architecture had a role to play to rekindle a taste for beauty. This illustrated catalogue presents the best-known designers as well as the ones that History erased a little – until they are rediscovered again. Poillerat’s rod iron, Madoura’s ceramics, the tapestries of Jean Lurçat, Charlotte Perriand’s furniture all stand side by side with Colette Pettier’s wall-paper, François Raty’s cutlery and Jean Sala’s glasses to produce a «best of» of 350 creators among which some are still alive.
Review published in the newsletter #164 - from 4 March 2010 to 10 March 2010