Maison Gerard is thrilled to announce Achille Salvagni: Five Years of Creation, an exhibition curated by gallery owner Benoist F. Drut, who introduced the furniture designs of the Rome-based architect and designer to the US. This will be the designer’s first comprehensive exhibition in the United States, bringing together his exceptional range and mastery of furniture-making over the past five years.
The Aldus collection interprets the rich history and culture of classical Rome through form, material, and the highest level of attention to detail in craftsmanship.
The catalyst and inspiration for this year’s presentation was a piece recently acquired—a rare and beautifully over-scaled Süe et Mare console in hand-carved giltwood with a lush inlaid leather top. This is one of a pair that was designed for Jean Patou, the great French fashion couturier and founder of the Jean Patou brand of fragrances (Patou famously launched Joy, a fragrance legendary for its sky-high price-tag).