What do you know about the Maison de Verre?
IFDA guided tour of the Exhibit of Visionary French Designer and Architect Pierre Chareau
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Jewish Museum
5th Ave and 92 St
Meet in the lobby at 3pm
Pay your entry fee at the museum $15.00
($12.00 Seniors, $7.50 Students)
The guided docent tour will be followed by a film about Maison de Verre. At the conclusion of the tour we will meet in a local restaurant (to be determined) for Cocktails, Conversation and Connections
Please RSVP by March 1, so that we can reserve the docents at the museum for our tour.
Pierre Chareau (1883-1950)
The exhibit at the Jewish Museum is the first US exhibition showcasing over 180 rarely seen furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as, his Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932. Chareau was one of the most sought after designers in France.
Pierre Chareau balanced the opulence of traditional French decorative arts with interior designs that were elegant, functional, and met the requirements of modern life.
This event will be a fundraiser for the IFDA Educational Foundation’s General Fund, Please be as generous as you can! If you would like to make a donation, please bring a check made out to IFDA EF. Cash Donations will also be accepted. The IFDA Educational Foundation gives out scholarships and grants to students and design professionals.
The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 and now with 14 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.
IFDA NY, 200 Lexington Ave Suite 417, New York, NY 10016