Credits: Alisson Ricardo

The designer’s first individual exhibition presents creations for modern national furniture set with artistic works and objects in the field of interior design

Visitation until December 12th, 2021

Starting on June 12th (Saturday), the exhibition “Jean Gillon: Artist-designer” will be open, organized by the Museu da Casa Brasileira – institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo – and by the Passado gallery 20th century compound.

Curated by gallery owner and collector Graça Bueno and the MCB’s technical team, the show will feature works – dated between 1940 and 2005 – on all fronts by Jean Gillon, artist and designer born in Romania, naturalized Brazilian when he became living in Brazil, he also worked with sculpture, engraving, tapestry, painting, scenography and decoration.

The exhibition will feature original furniture from the period, such as the Jangada, Amazonas, Rio and Saci armchairs, upholstered for export and an armchair created for the Hotel Eldorado. Also permeated by drawings, ceramics and other pieces, the event will present the artist’s influence and his multidisciplinary approach to furniture and interior design projects in Brazil.

“The exhibition ‘Jean Gillon: Artist-designer’ is another step by the Museu da Casa Brasileira in contributing to the composition of the historical mosaic on the field of design in Brazil. In addition to established names and consolidated histories, the Museum seeks to recognize a plural construction, considering moments that are still dispersed and not incorporated by the historiography of the area”, comments Giancarlo Latorraca, technical director of the Museu da Casa Brasileira.

About MCB
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specialized in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes activities of the educational service, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on topics such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economics creative, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the MCB Design Award, the main award in the segment in the country, held since 1986, stand out; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve the memory of the rich diversity of living in the country.

About the gallery Past Compound 20th Century
Founded in 1988 by the antique shop Cida Santana on Rua da Consolação, from its foundation to 2002, it had the collaboration of its daughter Graça Bueno for the international acquisition of antiques. In 2002, Graça founded her second address at Alameda Lorena – The Past Composite 20th Century Gallery, focusing on modern Brazilian furniture and 20th century artistic tapestries.
The Gallery has as one of its missions to rescue the memory and value the national historical design and the tapestry. She was a precursor in the realization of exhibitions by modern Brazilian masters, designers and artists, with publications made by her own research and with invited curators.

From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tickets: BRL 15 and BRL 7.50 (half price)

Free admission on Tuesdays
Children under 10 and over 60 are exempt | Disabled people and their companion pay half price
On-site accessibility
Bike rack with 40 spaces | Pay parking on site

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Museu da Casa Brasileira_ Av. Faria Lima, 2705
Phone.: (11) 3032-3727

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