See the classic of minimalism — Pair of chairs SG1 — designed by Pierre Guariche. This project symbolises what minimalism actually represents — clean lines along with the aesthetics that go so well with the concept and function. Designer and architect Pierre Guariche was an important voice in the modernist movement of post-war which was happening in France. Guariche is perhaps best known for his work with the Belgian firm Meurop, where he designed high-quality affordable furniture. With his lean and angular chairs, he helped to introduce a new aesthetic to the country’s interiors, and he was an eager pioneer in the use of new industrial materials and production techniques that emerged in the 1950s.
The SG1 project was made using three materials: Lacquered metal, foam, and fabric. The use of these create a beautiful minimalistic look that can perfectly become a gorgeous detail in an interior space. The sharp lines create a certain rhythm which gives an extra touch to the project. What I adore and find inspiring are the combination of the contrasting materials, the cold and industrial black metal and soft and grey fabric that go so well together and create a monochromatic palette for the project.
The chairs are a representative icon of the minimalistic aesthetic which over time did not lose its look and even today it can be used in our modern spaces and silently remind us that minimalism never goes out of style.