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The gallery opens a new venue on the right bank
Galerie Jacques Lacoste opened its second venue on the Right bank at 19 avenue Matignon in January 2019.
This quintessentially Parisian avenue, a few meters away from the Elysée Palace, is central in a neighbourhood which brings together houses, art galleries and luxury hotels. Jacques Lacoste was keen to settle in this bustling area, while maintaining his original gallery located on the Left bank at 12 rue de Seine in the Saint-Germain-des-Près area.
The new venue, consisting of 500-square-metres of showroom on three levels, includes the « Period rooms » and temporary exhbitions, keeping in tune with the approach developed by Jacques Lacoste over the years at the gallery’s booths at major fairs, such as the paris Biennale, PAD Paris, PAD London or Design Miami/Basel. These international fairswere the perfect opportunity to unveil exceptional items such as the Chambres à Livres and other furniture designed by Diego Giacometti for Marc Barbezat…, an extraordinay tables together with a set of Art Nouveau pieces by Hector Guimard…, a rare 1920s set by Süe and Mare… as well as 1930s Modernist furniture…
This contextualised approach enables viewers to see coherent sets of furniture and decorative objects. It thus contributes to the illustration of important periods in decorative arts history, from the early days of Art Nouveau to the 1950s-60s, exemplified by iconic pieces by some of the greatest names of the 20th century.
Galerie Jacques Lacoste established its identity through the works of Jean Royère : the gallery currently has part of his archives and has contributed greatly to the rekindling of interest in the designer, alongside other prominent talents, such as Max Ingrand, Alexandre Noll and Serge Mouille. Jacques Lacoste also intends to highlight the work of important designers who have contributed to the history of architecture, furniture and the decorative arts, whether famous members of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) such as Robert Mallet-Stevens, René Herbst, Pierre Chareau, Jean Prouvé ; or celebrated interior designers from the 1930s such as Jean-Michel Frank, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann or Paul Dupré-Lafon.
Galerie Jacques Lacoste promotes the best of 20th-century design, and, by publishing monographs and annual catalogues, it continues to contribute to the literature of the subject.