Now, a new exhibition, 'Architects' Furniture, 1960-2020' at the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine in Paris comes to explore this territory. It seeks to 'discover how architects fit into the decorative arts with the design of furniture, objects and luminaires,' through objects from various permanent collections of museums in Paris. What I find mostly compelling about this show, more than the theoretical thesis, which I find somehow thin ('some see furniture and the luminaire as miniature architectures and insist that their mission should encompass this activity aspect, which is intrinsic to their practice), is the brilliant selection of objects, representing an enormous diversity of personal expressions. These objects, furniture, lighting, and others should be utilized as an exercise in training your eye, sharpening your taste, and challenging your knowledge. If you travel to Paris, make sure to visit this fabulous show.
Above: Marc Held, fauteuil Culbuto et son repose-pieds, 1967, Knoll © Knoll International