Pierre Chareau (French, 1950)


Pierre Chareau was born in Bordeaux on August 3th. At the age of 16, he joins th eparisian offices of Waring & Gillow, a British firm specialized in furniture and interior design.
Chareau marries Dollie Dyte. He continues his working for Waring until 1914.
Conscripted for military service in the First World War.
He becomes a private architect and furniture designer in Paris. He executes furniture and interiors for the office and bedroom of the Dalsace apartment, 195 bld Saint Germain. First exhibition at the Salon d’Automne .
He meets Jean Lurçat and decorates the country house of Edmund Bernheims. His furniture designs and interiors for a bedroom and a bathroom are shown at the Salon d’Automne.
He exhibits his artworks in the Salon d’Automne and becomes a permanent member of its committee.
Exhibits in the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs for the first time. Meets members of the parisian artistic and literary avant-garde. He begins collecting works by Modigliani, Braque, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Raoul Dufy, Max Ernst, Mondrian.
Collaborates with Fernand Léger and Robert Mallet-Stevens on the sets for Marcel L’Herbier ‘s film « L’Inhumaine ». He opens his own shop, « La Boutique » at 3 rue du Cherche-Midi. He collaborates with Louis Dalbet. First fruits of their collaboration at the Salon d’Automne.
He opens his own shop “La Boutique”.
Collaboration with Mallet-Stevens and Francis Jourdain on the interiors designs for a french Embassy for the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris.
Creates the office of the “Ambassade française”.
Creation of the “Maison de verres” in Paris
First plans for a new house for the Dalsace family – what will become the maison de Verre – in rue Saint Guillaume in Paris. He works for the Grand Hôtel de Tours. Participates in the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne in La Sarraz, Switzerland. He begins the Maison de Verre.
Breaks away from the Société des Artistes Décorateurs to become a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes. (UAM)
Participates in the first UAM exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The Maison de Verre receives wide coverage in national and international press.
Exhibits demountable school furniture at the Salon d’Automne. He is present at the Exposition Universelle.
In July, he leaves France for Portugal, Spain, Morocco,. He arrives in America in October.
Settles in New York
Creates the workshop of Robert Motherwell
He lives and works in America for a Cultural Attaché, setting up exhibitions on Balzac, Daumier and Auguste Perret.
Pierre Chareau dies in New York after a brief illness. His wife remains in the States until her death in 1967