Gabriel Guévrékian
(1900 – 1970)

Born in Constantinople, Gabriel Guévrékian settled in Paris in 1922 and worked as an architect with Le Corbusier, Jean Lurçat, Henri Sauvage or even Alfred Mallet-Stevens. He was selected to design the garden of villa Noailles in Hyères. Committed to modernism, he became one of the founder members of CIAM (International Congress of Modern Architecture). In this state of mind, he created only few pieces of furniture, simple but very elegant.