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(1909 – 2011), Switzerland

Janette Laverrière Biography

Born in 1909 in Switzerland, Janette Laverrière studied in Basel at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule, where she learned the fundamentals of drawing and decoration. After training in her father’s architecture practice, she designed her first pieces of furniture in the late 1920s and until 1945 collaborated on designs with her first husband, Maurice Pré. Involved in politics all of her life, Laverrière joined the Communist Party in 1945. Since then she has designed rooms, affordable furniture and ‘useless’ objects. She began making mirrors in 1936 – an interest that has continued throughout her career.

Janette Laverrière Featured Artworks

Installation view: CHAPEAU CHINOIS II by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreInstallation view: CHAPEAU CHINOIS II, 1952/2011Painted metal, cable, light bulb
55 x 130 x 30 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's
FREEDOM, hommage à Martin Luther King by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreFREEDOM, hommage à Martin Luther King, 2010Brass, wood, mirror
76 x 76 x 14 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's
Jungle by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreJungle, 2001/2014Wood, glas, mirror
65 x 31 x 9 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's
Demain by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreDemain, 2001/2014Painted wood, multiple, mirror
54 x 54 x 4.5 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's
Victor Hugo by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreVictor Hugo, 2001/2014Painted wood, multipli, mirror
106 x 8 x 47.5 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's
Fauteuil Cognac by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreFauteuil Cognac, 2010Solid oak, leather and suede
90 x 78 x 66 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's
Installation view: Jungle by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreInstallation view: Jungle, 2001/2014Wood, glass, mirror
65 x 31 x 9 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's
Chapeau Chinois II (Black version) by Janette Laverrière contemporary artwork
Janette LaverrièreChapeau Chinois II (Black version), 1952/2011Painted metal, cable, light bulb
130 x 55 x 30 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's

Janette Laverrière Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Nairy Baghramian, Janette Laverrière, Work Desk for An Ambassador's Wife at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Closed
7 November–20 December 2019 Nairy Baghramian, Janette Laverrière Work Desk for An Ambassador's Wife Marian Goodman GalleryNew York

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