Jacques Hauville Shelves
After studying at the College of Arts and Crafts, Jacques Hauville has worked in Marcel Gascoin’s workshop and began his works as a furniture designer when he created BEMA editions (from Bureau d'Etudes Modernes Appliquées, meaning Modern Office of Applied Studies) back in 1947. The same year, Jacques HAUVILLE took part in the international exhibition of urbanism and habitation in the section dedicated to "apartments’ type". In 1948, Jacques HAUVILLE introduced his first set of furniture at the Domestic Arts Fair, where it achieves a great success. Member of the UAM (Union of Modern Artists), founding member and vice president of the ACMS (for Association des Créateurs de Mobiliers de Série, meaning Series Furniture Designers Association), Jacques Hauville is awarded the René Gabriel Prize in 1954; he is 32 years old. This shelf represents Jacques Hauville’s design creation: modularity, adaptability, with a pronounced shaping, breaking up with the "angled" 50s.