So, what of the designer? Well, in the late 1950s Guariche became head of the design studio of the Belgian company Meurop. There he created very elegant furniture for very low budgets. Perhaps best-known for the lighting he designed for French lighting manufacturer Disderot in the 1950s, Guariche was also a prolific and innovative chair designer. At the height of his career, Guariche worked mostly as an architect, seeing himself as an architect first and foremost. However, his approach to both contemporary furniture and architecture was primarily motivated by emphasis on form and volume. Overall, his designs reflect a commitment to simplicity and to creating furniture in series which can be industrially produced.
Credits/Images: City-Furniture, Demisch Danant