Galerie Downtown, Paris

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Depuis son ouverture au début des années 80, la galerie Downtown, créée par François Laffanour, a exploré, montré au fil de ses expositions, et réhabilité un domaine laissé en friche, celui du mobilier d’architectes du XXe siècle. Créateurs – architectes pour la plupart – européens et américains qui, au lendemain de la seconde guerre mondiale, ont apporté une autre conception dans l’art de se meubler, dictée par un besoin de liberté et d’efficacité, au service d’un nouvel art de vivre dans une époque de développement technologique et scientifique. La galerie Downtown détient également les archives de la galerie Steph Simon qui, de 1956 à 1974, vendait le mobilier de Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Serge Mouille, Georges Jouve, Le Corbusier ou encore Isamu Noguchi.Depuis 2004, la galerie Downtown a l’exclusivité pour les meubles de Ron Arad.

Galerie Downtown – François Laffanour specializes in furniture by European and American masters of design – most of them architects – of the 20th century. For the past twenty five years, the gallery has organized thematic and monographic exhibitions on designers such as Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, Carlo Mollino and Charlotte Perriand. Shortly after the Second World War, this generation of designers brought a new concept to the art of furnishing, dictated by a need for freedom and functionality – a new « art de vivre » in a time of technological and scientific advances – creating for the first time forms that were pure and without ornament. Galerie Downtown owns also the Galerie Steph Simon archives. Steph Simon was the producer of Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Serge Mouille, Georges Jouve as well as Isamu Noguchi furniture, from 1956 to 1974. Since 2004, galerie Downtown has the exclusive rights for the Ron Arad’s Furniture.
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  • This gallery is in the Saint Germain. Charming but small. Has a very good perfume shop in this gallery.
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  • many arts shop n restaurants there. paris is full with arts. many good nicd design shops. if u love it, must go paris  more »
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