Pierre Chareau French, 1883-1950

"Possibly the least-known and the greatest [architect] of twentieth-century houses."
-Richard Rogers


Pierre Chareau was French architect and designer known for his collaboration on th elgendary Maison du Verre (1932) which consisted of a metal framework filled in with glass bricks. As a result of the unique glass construction, diffuse natural light washed over the interior of the building. In 1931, Chareau joined the Union des Artistes Modernes. He exhibited with these artists, designers and architects annually until 1937. In 1940, he travelled to the United States to work in New York, where he made a name for himself within local design cities. One of his last works was the studio in East Hampton, NY, for the painter Robert Motherwell, constructed from American army surplus materials.