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Janette Laverriere

Janette Laverriere - Publisher Norma - Ouvrage relié - 176 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2004

A committed woman, Janette Laverrière (1909-2011) holds an important place in the design of interior architecture and the creation of furniture in the 20th century.

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Model 9782909283883
Artist Janette Laverriere
Author Yves Badetz
Publisher Norma
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 176
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 330 x 240
Technique(s) 254 illustrations noir et blanc et couleur
Published 2004

Born in 1909 in Switzerland, Janette Laverrière studied at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel and trained in the office of her father, a famous architect. In 1931, she joined the agency of Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann and married the decorator Maurice Pré, with whom she worked until 1945. At the 1937 International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Paris.

Separated from Maurice Pré, Janette Laverrière turns to economical and innovative furniture. From 1950, her work entered the collections of National Furniture. Her most important projects are the development of the presidential palace of Niamey and the Swiss Hospital of Paris.

In her work, covering a large part of the twentieth century, we find a quest for simplicity and a poetry that is particularly revealed in the mirrors that she never stopped creating from 1936 to today.

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