Furniture and lighting have the ability to enhance a sophisticated architectural concept.
The 1930s were the dawn of modernity, and Pierre Chareau was modern in his ardent
devotion to research and his most accomplished works, in particular the Maison de
Galerie MCDE has been the benchmark manufacturer for architect and designer Pierre Chareau for more than 30 years. The gallery was born of the efforts of collector Maxime Defert, who viewed fabrication as a duty – that of bringing the creations of one of the most modern designers of the first half of the twentieth century into our living and work spaces, in the form of a lamp or a stool. Since that time, with Pierre-Emmanuel Risch and his team, Galerie MCDE has specialized in the fabrication of some 80 of his lamp and furniture models.
Why this choice?
Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) initially hesitated between the pursuits of music, painting and architecture, before ultimately choosing the latter. For a long time he was viewed as a “furniture craftsman,” before gaining recognition as an architect when he built his masterpiece the Maison de Verre.
He was an inventor, an innovator who blended materials with extreme attention to detail. If one idea could sum up Pierre Chareau's oeuvre, it would be, as he said himself, “creating with passionate contemplation to best satisfy the needs of our reason and our higher emotions, merged into an admirable beauty of living.”
Galerie MCDE's primary mission is to continue to perpetuate Pierre Chareau's savoir- faire.