Pierre Chareau

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Clubhouse of Beauvallon golf course, built in Sainte-Maxime in 1926-1927
Maison de Verre 1928-1932
Bureau-bibliothèque de Pierre Chareau, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Pierre Chareau (4 August 1883 – 24 August 1950) was a French architect and designer.

Early life[edit]

Chareau was born in Bordeaux, France. He went to the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris by the time he was 17.[1]


Chareau designed the first house in France made of steel and glass, the Maison de Verre.[2]

His designs were noted for their complexity.[1]

Chareau was a member of Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne.


The Jewish Museum in New York City mounted the exhibition, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design which explored the architect's work.


  1. ^ a b "Pierre Chareau Sofa".
  2. ^ "Pierre Chareau Biography (1883–1950) Online Encyclopedia Article About Pierre Chareau Biography (1883–1950)". Archived from the original on 2007-08-05.

Further reading[edit]

  • Brian Brace Taylor: Pierre Chareau, Taschen, 1998
  • Dominique Vellay: La Maison de Verre, Thames & Hudson, 2007
  • Marc Vellay and Kenneth Frampton: Pierre Chareau. Architect and Craftsman 1883-1950, Rizzoli, 1990

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