Mouvements Modernes, founded in 2002 by Pierre Staudenmeyer, proposes a selection of design furniture from 80’s to todays as well as contemporary art objects. The gallery has been working since its creation within the sphere of the one-off piece, with limited editions and icons of design, proposing exclusive pieces of furniture, lamps, and exceptional objects as well as special projects signed by major contemporary creators. Mouvements Modernes gallery work with artists who hold expertise, and explore the potentials of materials : ceramic, wood, glass, metal.
In keeping with its DNA, Mouvements Modernes will present an important dining table, a one-off piece designed by Garouste & Bonetti as well as a set of chairs by Martin Szekely. In addition to this group of late 20th-century furniture Mouvements Modernes will present a selection of contemporary craft by artists such as Matthew Chambers, Sara Flynn or Andrea Walsh, whom the gallery has been representing for several years now. Their glass, stoneware and porcelain pieces will feature alongside rare ceramic sculptures by Japanese master Harumi Nakashima and Swedish artist Eva Hild. Mouvements Modernes will also bring to PAD the fruit of its extended collaboration with furniture makers Neil and Annabel McCarthy. A finely handcrafted piece combining timeless, slick elegance with their signature lacquer work will be unveiled.
Finally Mouvements Modernes will present for the first time new lights by French designer Fabien Petiot, original in their poetic association of materials. The interplay between these outstanding works displaying a wide array of forms, materials, colours and technical mastery will reflect a sensitive and discerning approach to art and design which could be that of an enthusiastic collector. Indeed it is the gallery’s ambition to bring together the finest decorative arts and furniture, arranged in a bold juxtaposition of forms and craftsmanship which harmoniously bridges the gap between the late 20th-century and the contemporary scene.