Demisch Danant was founded in 2005 by Suzanne Demisch and Stephane Danant. The gallery 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. Curated exhibitions on historical work are presented within environments that reference architecture and interiors of the era. 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.
Demisch Danant presents Design Steel, an exhibition devoted to steel furniture created in France in the 1960s and 1970s. Works are presented in a décor inspired by the interior architecture of Michel Boyer, and includes a presentation of lamps produced by Verre Lumière, the most prestigious and creative French lighting design firm of the period. The exhibition highlights works by Maria Pergay, Jean Paul Barray & Kim Moltzer, Jean Garçon, Michel Boyer, and Olivier Mourgue, and lighting by Jean Pierre Vitrac, Sabine Charoy and Etienne Fermigier.
In 1968, Maria Pergay presented her first collection of stainless steel furniture at Galerie Maison et Jardin under the direction of decorator Jean Dive. This seminal exhibition established Pergay as one of the most innovative French furniture designers of her time, a visionary who almost singlehandedly transformed stainless steel from a commercial industrial material into a principal component of Modern furniture. With such objects as Wave Bench (1968), she domesticated the cold, hard, geometric effects of steel, sometimes coupling metal with leather or fur and rendering something altogether new – designs with a distinctively elegant and sensual but daring air. The Wave Bench is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Contact/ Suzanne Demisch & Stephane Danant
Address/ 30 West 12th Street, New York NY, 1001 1, USA
Email/ info @demischdanant.com