On the occasion of « Les Nocturnes du Sablon » (23-26 Nov), Galerie Le Beau will open an exhibition on iconic furniture and lighting by major mid-century French designers Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand and Serge Mouille.
Shortly after the Second World War, this generation of designers and architects brought a new concept to the art of furnishing, dictated by a need for freedom and functionality in a time of technological and scientific advances, creating for the first time forms that were pure and without ornament.
24 November – 20 January 2018
Open Tuesday to Saturday
10 am to 1 pm – 2 pm to 6:30 pm
Galerie Le Beau presents an exhibition dedicated to rare designers’ lights.
The invention of incandescent light bulb in the 1870s led to lighting becoming one of the first publicly available applications of electrical power. During twentieth century, designers took over this new technology to challenge their desire of creating welcoming and functional, yet aesthetic interiors. Some of them went even further by exploiting the highly decorative potential of lamps and creating real sculptures.
For Easter holidays, Galerie Le Beau will be exhibiting on the Belgian seaside in Knokke.
We will curate an exclusive exhibition dedicated to mid century Brazilian design furniture, in the historical modernist building « Het Zwart Huis ».
Steel’s constructive potential is not the only thing that interests me; the refraction of light on its surface is an important part of my artistic work. I consider steel a material with the same artistic merit as wood and leather
Kjærholm’s design is characterized by its understated elegance, clean lines and remarkable attention to detail – modest in means, but rich in expression. Although he always considered functionality an absolute requirement this was always done with an unwillingness to compromise as an artist.
Kjærholm’s work is represented in numerous museums around the world, most notably in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the V&A Museum in London.
The gallery presents a selection of furniture that illustrates the craftsmanship and timeless design of the best danish architects and designers, including Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl…
For our post-summer show, we are presenting a selection of furniture by Danish designers, and a solo exhibition of Blaise Drummond‘s works on paper.
Running through Blaise Drummond’s drawings are invisible threads that connect disparate universes, sensations and memories, anchored particularly in 1950’s and 60’s design and architecture.
For its first anniversary, the gallery pays tribute to Claude Gilli, an important French artist (« Ecole de Nice »), known as one of the father of the French pop art movement, alongside Martial Raysse.
The gallery exhibits historical works from Gilli, including an important Ex-Voto from 1964, as well as other works from the same period of the British visual artist Roy Adzak, the German Ferdinand Spindel and the Belgian abstract artist Kurt Lewy.
In addition, a selection of vintage furniture illustrates the depth of the creativity in the sixties.
« Beauty Icons » presents the aesthetic vision of major artists like Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplethorpe and Gregor Hildebrandt.
The gallery will show important vintage prints chosen for their resonance with a selection of furniture from influential designers of the XXth century.
The gallery pays tribute to the founders and main protagonists of the land and body art. Although less “in fashion”, the energy of their creations still echoes today. Land art testimonies are incredibly contemporary, in their aesthetics and in the way they worked with nature as a raw material, posing early questions on today’s environmental issues.
Our opening is a statement on timeless beauty. Through 4000 years of art history, we selected works of art and curated this first exhibition to show the dialogue that exists between masterpieces from all periods and origins. Beautiful contemporary handcrafted carpets resonate with 1950’s Scandinavian design, while Jacques Villeglé “décollages” dialogue with 1930’s early Poul Henningsen lighting designs.