Demisch Danant specializes in twentieth century French design with an emphasis on the late 1950s through the 1970s and represents the work of Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Joseph André Motte, Pierre Guariche, Michel Boyer, Philippon & Lecoq and René Jean Caillette. The gallery also features exhibitions concerning the intersection of architecture, design and art, including the work of Sheila Hicks, Felice Varini and Krijn de Koning.
For Design Miami/ Basel 2015, Demisch Danant presents a selection of works that capture the essence of French design of the 1970s, a period abound with multicultural influences and casual glamour. The exhibition highlights work by Michel Boyer, Pierre Paulin, Maria Pergay and Sheila Hicks.
Throughout the 1970s, Michel Boyer received several landmark interior design commissions that epitomized the height of French design of the period. The exhibition includes a unique desk designed specifically for Elie de Rothschild’s office at the Rothschild Bank in Paris (1970) as well as the Brasilia Lamp (1974), originally designed for the French Ambassador
Since the late 1950s, Sheila Hicks has traveled the globe observing the indigenous weaving techniques that inform her multidisciplinary practice. In the late 1960s and 1970s, Hicks created highly textural Prayer Rugs inspired by Moroccan and South American weaving traditions, two of which are on view at Design Miami/Basel.
A group of Pacha Chairs (1975) by Pierre Paulin is presented alongside Pergay’s iconic stainless steel works including a pair of lounge chairs (1970) and rare Asian-influenced works in lacquered wood.