Pierre Guariche is one of the most representative of the French postwar design. His style is characterized by clean lines and practicality, among the best known projects there are the Tonneau chair for Steiner and the Equilibriium lamp for Disderot.
Born in Paris in 1926, is formed with a degree in 1949 and continued attending the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, and it is here that he meets René Gabriel and began working with Marcel Gascoin, both known French designers specializing in the production of “furniture series”.
In 1951 he founded his own business success and created models for famous manufacturers such as Airborne, Steiner, Disderot or Luminalite.In 1957 Pierre GUARICHE moved to Belgium to manage the design department of a furniture manufacturer: Meurop. Here he developes a unique style of lighting that evokes the ’50s Modernism in France.
At the peak of his career, he assumed the role of architect, as in the design of his villa in Rue de Dombasle in Paris and received many awards for his work, such as the prestigious René Gabriel in 1965. He is regarded today as one of the most talented of the emerging designers at the beginning of 1950. Among other awards, the Silver Medal at the Milan Triennale of 1957.
Pierre GUARICHE died in Bandol, in 1995.