Welcome to La Galerie Nationale
La Galerie Nationale is a gallery specialized in Original Art furniture made by top designers representing the 20th century. The twentieth century, one of the most prolific periods in design, the birthplace of generations of extraordinary designers handling all the Art forms, mastering new material while still managing the feat of making them useful and usable. Few of these original items still exist. La Galerie Nationale is promoting these outstanding designers and offers these exceptional objects to collectors. With twenty years of experience in France and Europe, the gallery has a representative gallery in Dubai at Alserkal Avenue.
17 Nov - 10 Jan 2016
Both designer, interior designer, carpenter, glass designer, ceramist and decorator, Olivier Gagnère draws the living area of his inspiration from the know-how and the secrets of the most skilled master craftsmen in the world of Murano, through Quimper Limoges. With intensity, sophistication and freedom, he created 30 years for the largest publishing houses; his creations appear today in the largest international museum collections.
In partnership with famous Galerie Maeght - Paris, La Galerie Nationale - Dubai exhibits for the first time in Middle East a collection of 80 pieces and 11 paintings-collages performed by the artist and linked with the pieces showcased.
Born in 1952, Olivier Gagnère turns to the Decorative Arts after studying law: in 1981 he collaborates with Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis group in Italy.
Today, his work is present in important national and international collections and has been the subject of presentations in major museums around the world: in Paris (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Pompidou Center, National Fund of Contemporary Art ), New York (MOMA, Museum of Arts and Design), Vallauris or Riom, Bordeaux (Museum of Decorative Arts), Venice, Izmir, Tokyo, Modern Art Museum of San Francisco, at the Indianapolis Design Museum, to modern art museums in Beijing and Shanghai. Glassware, furniture, lighting, tableware and decorative arts, Olivier Gagnère (named "Designer of the Year 1998" by the Salon Maison et objects) creates since 30 years for larger homes combining tradition and art of living: tiles Quimper, Bernardaud porcelain, glassworks St. Louis, Baccarat, Nontron, Laguiole, Guy Degrenne but Delepine (faucets and bathtubs) ...
In April 2014, the Milan Furniture Fair presented a collection of furniture designed by Olivier Gagnère and Bruno Moinard and conducted by the Milanese cabinetmaker Romeo Sozzi for Promemoria a series combining wood, braided leather and rattan to be presented in the autumn in France. Interior designer, decorator, he was entrusted with the decoration of the Café Marly at the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1994, redeveloping part of the cabaret Le Lido, signs the decor of the restaurant Pierre Gagnaire in Seoul as Hotel Marignan Champs -Elysées in Paris. New edition 2015: the Monograph Publishing Norma, led by Michèle Champenois. 2015: Major exhibition at Magnelli Museum, the Ceramics Museum of Vallauris.
Olivier Gagnère I Designer
Exhibition : 17 Nov ’15 - 10 Jan ‘16