Pierre Chareau (French, 1950)

Timeline

1883–1899
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.
1904
Chareau marries Dollie Dyte. He continues his working for Waring until 1914.
1914–1919
Conscripted for military service in the First World War.
1919
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 .
1920
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.
1921
He exhibits his artworks in the Salon d’Automne and becomes a permanent member of its committee.
1922
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.
1923–1924
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.
1924
He opens his own shop “La Boutique”.
1925
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.
1925
Creates the office of the “Ambassade française”.
1927
Creation of the “Maison de verres” in Paris
1927–1928
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.
1929
Breaks away from the Société des Artistes Décorateurs to become a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes. (UAM)
1930–1931
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.
1936–1937
Exhibits demountable school furniture at the Salon d’Automne. He is present at the Exposition Universelle.
1939–1940
In July, he leaves France for Portugal, Spain, Morocco,. He arrives in America in October.
1940
Settles in New York
1947
Creates the workshop of Robert Motherwell
1941–1948
He lives and works in America for a Cultural Attaché, setting up exhibitions on Balzac, Daumier and Auguste Perret.
1950
Pierre Chareau dies in New York after a brief illness. His wife remains in the States until her death in 1967