Tag Archives: Pierre Charea

Several years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Maison de Verre in Paris (1928-32) commissioned by Annie and Jean Dalsace as a meeting place for artists, musicians and intellectuals as well as a place for Dr. Dalsace to practice medicine. It is one of the few buildings Pierre Chareau (with the assistance of Danish architect Bernard Bijvoet) both designed and furnished. The architecture was breathtaking yet rugged with the use of steel and cement, transparent glass blocks, exposed industrial materials. It is an icon of modern architecture.

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