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Pierre Chareau

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Pierre Chareau

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 1
  • Work 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

Early life

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 is credited for building the first house in France made of steel and glass, the Maison de Verre.[2]

His designs were noted for their complex nature.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b "Pierre Chareau Sofa". 
  2. ^ "Pierre Chareau Biography (1883–1950) Online Encyclopedia Article About Pierre Chareau Biography (1883–1950)". 

Further reading

  • 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

External links

  • Pierre Chareau at

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