Credits: Alisson Ricardo and Ana Heloísa Santiago


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

Opening until December 12, 2021

From June 12th (Saturday), the exhibition “Jean Gillon: Artist-designer” will be open, organized by the Museu da Casa Brasileira – an 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.

Exhibition Exhibition

Credits: Alisson Ricardo and Ana Heloísa Santiago

The exhibition will feature original furniture from the period, such as the Jangada, Tijuca, 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.

Showcase assembly

“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.

Some of the Exposed Objects


Wooden objects

Ceramic and Stone Works

Sets and Costumes

Furniture Projects with Measures and Drawings from Israel

Tapestries Study

Historical Pictures and Pictures

Credits: Gillon Family Collection

Home Visit

Video: Drone Studio Br / MCB Disclosure.

⇒ Book: Jean Gillon: artist-designer at Editora Olhares.

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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 specializing in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on themes such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economy 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 Past Composite 20th Century gallery
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 XX Century Gallery, with a focus on modern Brazilian furniture and artistic tapestries from the 20th century.
One of the Gallery’s missions is to rescue memory and enhance national historical design and tapestry. It was a forerunner in holding exhibitions by Brazilian masters, designers and modern artists, with publications carried out by its own research and with guest curators.

From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tickets: BRL 15 and BRL 7.50 (half price)
Free entry on Tuesdays, click here for more information
Children under 10 and over 60 are exempt | Disabled people and their companion pay half price
On-site accessibility
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