Pierre Guariche Prefacto Side Table
An early edition Prefacto table in massive oak with metal lacquered legs designed by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) and edited by Airborne in 1951.
Dimension: 68w x 52d x 42h cm
Pierre Guariche (1926-1995)
The French designer is best known for his high-quality affordable, rational and industrial furniture and lighting. In 1954 Pierre Guariche invented the first moulded plywood chair: the “Tonneau”. Seeing himself first as an architect, he also designed many private and public spaces as well as several ski stations, rapidly expanding then, with an emphasis on form and volume.
Airborne is one of France's most successful and influential design companies of the modernist era.
Launched in 1951 by Charles Bernard (1904-1994), Bernard was eager for Airborne to create original works with the design talents of the day. The company's first collaboration was with leading French designer Pierre Guariche, a partnership that led to the Prefacto series (1951-53), a complete suite of furniture comprised of curved tubular steel frames and wooden surfaces. Guariche also designed a successful collection of lounge chairs, sofas, and armchairs for Airborne.
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