Book: 65|75, Jean-Pierre Laporte, dix ans de création
The author of the book, Karoll Audibert, is a French graphic designer passionate about unknown creators. In 2007 he finally met Mr. Laporte after a long search. Here is the result of his patient and impressive work.
This is the first book published about Jean-Pierre Laporte, French interior architect and discreet designer not enough known by the general public. '65|75, Jean-Pierre Laporte, dix ans de création' presents his mid-century creations. His work was recently highlighted at the Moby Boom exhibition in Paris, and also in a retrospective at Edouard Edwards Gallery last year.
Graduated from the Ecole Boule and from the Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Jean-Pierre Laporte discovered furniture design in the late 50's at Thonet where he met Pierre Paulin. He collaborated with Marc Held and Pierre Guariche on interior architecture projects, and launched his own furniture design agency in 1969.
He created some plywood chairs edited by Thonet, before experimenting new plastic materials for the creation of spectacular seats shown at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. By the end of the 70's, due to the lack of interest of French industrial manufacturers towards the avant-garde furniture, Jean-Pierre Laporte abandoned his personal researches.
Recently, following the new visibility given to his work through this book and various exhibitions, Jean-Pierre Laporte designed new creations that await an editor to see the light.
This book, through numerous photos, drawings, sketches and plans, offers a rediscovery of the work of Jean-Pierre Laporte, whose sculptural creations made in the 60's and 70's already anticipated those of the twenty-first century.
Four famous designers, Jean-Louis Berthet, Michel Boyer, Michel Cadestin and Marc Held, collaborated to this project. They reveal the portrait of a 'virtuoso of forms', and reflect a time of great creative freedom.
Book: '65|75, Jean-Pierre Laporte, dix ans de création'
21x21 cm, 132 pages, duotone print in black and metallic blue. Text in French.
Limited edition by Edouard Edward