Guariche, Pierre

Pierre Guariche was born in Paris in 1926 and graduated from Arts Décoratifs School in 1949. He started off as a trainee at Marcel Gascoin’s where he met Pierre Paulin. He developed a friendship with Joseph-André Motte and Michel Mortier and in 1957 he joined the firm Meurop where he was in charge of the furniture department while designing his own furniture line. He personally edited his creations before delegating this task to Gallery MAI, then other compnies like Airborne then finally Maison Steiner. As an architect he worked on many ski resorts projects like Val d’Isère, Courchevel or La Plagne, as well as dwellings in Paris area. In 1965 he was awarded the René Gabriel Prize, which rewards the most famous serial furniture designers.