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Image: Front Cover. Maria Pergay by Frannçois Halard.


DEMISCH DANANT PRESENTS, MARIA PERGAY BY FRANÇOIS HALARD.
A TWO-VOLUME BOOK ON THE WORLD OF MARIA PERGAY, TOLD THROUGH THE PHOTOS AND RECOLLECTIONS OF FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER FRANÇOIS HALARD.
A PORTRAIT OF THE DESIGNER AND HER NEWEST WORK.​


About a year ago, Suzanne and Stephane asked if I was interested in paying a visit to Maria Pergay in the South of France and maybe take a couple of pictures. I had known Maria’s designs since my childhood in Paris. I remembered the lamps, the chairs, her unique talent with steel furniture. I decided then to travel to rue Paul Riquet in Beziers where she lives. After a nice provençal lunch with her son Alex, Maria opened the door. I discovered a very attractive and full of life woman, with the enthusiasm of a young teenager and the energy and passion of a true artist. I was under the charm of her radiant personality. We started looking at the family album while talking about her life, the forthcoming exhibition, and even a piece she did for Galerie Maison et Jardin in the 1970s. At the same time, I was taking pictures of her and Chinoiseries. We had a fantastic day, filled with joy, sun and love. A few months later, I came across her new pieces at Demisch Danant, and was amazed. Unique, strong, poetic, and modern, the true reflection of her talent! I hope that she will enjoy the pictures of her new work as much as I enjoyed photographing it.
François Halard

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Maria Pergay by François Halard
Vol. 1: maria pergay, rue paul riquet, beziers
6.7 H x 5.5 inches 
17 H x 14 cm

Vol. 2: Maria Pergay: Wonder Room
6.7 H x 5.5 inches 
17 H x 14 cm

Slip Cover
6.9 H x 5.6 inches 
17.6 H x 14.3 cm 

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Maria Pergay: Wonder Room
November 17, 2016 – February 11, 2017
Designed by Joshua Shaddock
Printed: Push, London 
Artwork © 2017 Maria Pergay
Photographs and text © 2017 François Halard
ISBN: 978-0-9773297-4-8
Demisch Danant

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Vol. 2: Maria Pergay: Wonder Room. Pages 7-8. Featuring Cabinet Engrenage, 2016

Vol. 1: maria pergay, rue paul riquet, beziers. Pages 4-5.

Vol. 2: Maria Pergay: Wonder Room. Pages 33-34. Featuring Table Marie Antoinette, 2016

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