Pierre Chareau

Pierre Chareau (4 August 1883 – 24 August 1950) was a French architect and designer.

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 designed the first house in France made of steel and glass, the Maison de Verre.[2]

His designs were noted for their complexity.[1]

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


The Jewish Museum in New York City mounted the exhibition, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design which explored the architect's work.


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

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